S/Sgt Adney J Harmon, 98BG.
Back Row L to R
Gen Hoyt S Vanderberg
P 1st Lt Royden L Lebrecht, Denison, TX
C 1st Lt Clinton H Killian, Roosevelt, Utah
N 1st Lt Grover A Zink, Qron, Kansas
B 1st Lt Albert J Mickish, Perry, OK
Lt Col Robert H Parham
Radio T/Sgt JohnR Reilly, Utica, NY
Front Row L to R
E T/Sgt Harold F Weir, Lapeer, MI
Rad Ast S/Sgt Paul E Davidson, Springfield, Mo
Ast Eng S/Sgt John A Givens Jr, Louis, Mo
Crew Chief M/Sgt Paul T Bashis, Cambridge, Mass
Tail S/Sgt John Gunnu, Albany, NY
Gunner S/Sgt Adney J Harmon, Sacco, Maine
The crew standing and sitting on top of their famous B-24D Liberator, 41-11761, 'The "Squaw",' that successfully flew on 71 combat missions without a casualty. 1944
Three crew members standing below the nose of their famous B-24D Liberator, 41-11761, 'The "Squaw"'. Above the men are the awards presented to the Army Air Force men who successfully flew 71 missions without a casualty.
L-R : Staff Sgt Paul E. Davidson - Lt. Clinton H. Killian - and Staff Sgt. Adney J. Harmon.
S/Sgt Adney J Harmon :- DFC award card. 98BG.
S/Sgt Adney J Harmon :- Air medal award card. 98BG.
Crew member of the B-24D, 41-11761, The Squaw, that flew on the 1-Aug-43 Ploesti bombing mission. Damaged over Ploesti by flak, they diverted to Cypress. Returned to base at Benghazi, Libya 3-Aug-43. Flew to Fort Worth, TX, USA for war bonds tour with A/C, 1944.
Awards: DFC, AM (9OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars).
Military | Captain | B-24 Command Pilot | 98th Bomb Group
Lt. Royden Louis LeBrecht was a B-24D command pilot in the 9th Air Force, the 98th Bomb Group, and the 344th Bomb Squadron. He flew his B-24D, he named, The Squaw, on Operation Tidal Wave, the large mission to destroy the German held oil refineries at...
Units served with
The 98th trained for bombardment missions with B-24 Liberators during the first half of 1942.
Established as a B-24 Liberator heavy bomb squadron and trained by Third Air Force. Deployed to Egypt in June 1942 over South Atlantic Transport Route transiting from Morrison Field, Florida though the Caribbean to Brazil; performed trans-Atlantic...
The B-24D Liberator bomber, 41-11761, was first named, Sleepy, by the men in the 8th Air Force and the 93rd Bomb Group in the U.K. It was, later, renamed, The Squaw, by it's Command Pilot, Lt. Royden LeBrecht, after being transferred to the 9th Air...
1 August 1943
Operation TIDAL WAVE. B-24D Liberators attack the oil refineries at Ploesti, Romania. The bombers flew low to avoid radar detection and dropped time delayed bombs. Out of the 177 B-24s that took part in the raid 167 managed to attack their targets. 57...
||24 November 1920
||20 January 1942
||Saco, ME, USA
Saco, Maine, USA.
||1943 – 1944
Assigned 343BS, 98BG, 9AF USAAF.
||1 August 1943
Crew member B-24 41-11761 'Little Squaw' flew on the 1-Aug-43 Ploesti raid, diverted to Cypress.
|War Bond Tour
||Fort Worth, TX, USA
Returned to Fort Worth, Texas for war bonds tour with A/C.
Married Gertrude Couture.
||17 November 1997
||Saint Joseph's Cemetery
York County, ME
||20 November 1997
Saint Joseph's Cemetery
York County, Maine