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Jerome Donald Savaria

Military

Flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, the B-24 was shot up pretty bad, and crash landed in Romania, escaped wreck along with engineer WIA/POW. MACR 170.

Service

Aircraft

  • 42-41007 'Margie A Virgin'

    B-24 Liberator
    Failed To Return - Lost on the Ploesti oil refinery raid, 1st Aug 1943, Pilot Clarence W Gooden, A/C was shot up pretty bad, and upon landing somewhere in Europe, caught fire with 6 members of the former 'DOPEY' Crew: Gooden, Perkins, McNeil, Beaudry,...

Missions

  • Operation Tidal Wave

    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...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Massachusetts, USA 22 January 1919

Jan. 22, 1919, Massachusetts, USA.

Enlisted Springfield, MA, USA March 1941

Enlisted in the service March 1941 in Springfield Mass.

Prison Of War Romania 1 August 1943

Flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, the B-24 was shot up pretty bad, and crash landed in Romania, escaped wreck along with engineer WIA/POW. MACR 170.

Died Florida, USA 20 February 1999

Feb. 20, 1999, Florida, USA.

Lived in Chicopee, MA, USA

Chicopee, Massachusetts, USA.

Assigned Benghazi, Libya

343rd BS, 98th BG, 9th AF.

Buried South Cemetery, Belchertown, MA 01007, USA

South Cemetery, Belchertown
Hampshire County
Massachusetts, USA.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 April 2015 19:37:01 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

http://usaafdata.com / http://www.aviationarchaeology.com / MACR 170 / http://www.findagrave.com

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