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Charles M Huffman

Military

Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator (serial number 41-24298) nicknamed "Queenie".

Later went with Deputy Chief of Staff/Intelligence Hq USAF (Europe)

Service

People

  • Llewellyn Brown

    Military | Captain | B-24 Command Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    Lt. Lewellen L. Brown flew on Operation Tidal wave the bombing mission to the oil refineries at Ploesti, Rumania. He flew the B-24D, 41-24298, named, Queenie, diverting safely to Sicily with battle damage. 1-Aug-43. ...

  • John Hunt

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 93rd Bomb Group
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator (serial number 41-24298) nicknamed "Queenie".

  • Harry Kelleher

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    SSgt. Harry A. Kelleher took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the bombing mission on the oil refineries at Ploesti, Romania, flying as a ball turret gunner in the B-24D Liberator, 41-24298, named, Queenie. 1 Aug, 1943. ...

  • Stanley Mann

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 93rd Bomb Group
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator (serial number 41-24298) nicknamed "Queenie".

  • Homer Moran

    Military | Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    While assigned temporarily to fly out of North Africa, on February 25, 1943, B-24 #41-23740 'Red Ass' was forced to land in Spanish Morocco. The crew was interned. Chapter 10 of Ted's Travelling Circus chronicles their adventures in this incident. He...

  • Ples Norwood

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer / Top Turret Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Ples Norwood was assigned to the 93rd Bomb Group / 409th Bomb Squadron. He was on B-24 "Red Ass" #41-23740 when it had to crash-land in Spanish Morocco on 25 February 1943, with Pilot Lt Jacob (Jake) Epting and 14 other passengers including Norwood....

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Units served with

  • 93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 1 Mar 42 at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. On 15 May 42. the Group moved to Ft. Myers, Florida, to continue advanced flight training and also to fly antisubmarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico. They...

  • 330th Bomb Squadron
  • 409th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-24147 - The Duchess - Evelyn

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24D, The Duchess, was in the 8th Air Force, the 93rd Bomb Group, and the 330th Bombing Squadron in Britain. It was detached, transferred temporarily (TDY) to the 9th Air Force in North Africa and flew on Operation Tidal Wave to bomb the oil...

  • 41-24298 - Queenie

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24D, 41-24298, named, Queenie, was temporarily detached (TDY) from the 8th Air Force from the U.K. to the 9th Air Force in Benghazi, Libya, to assist in Operation Tidal Wave, the large bombing mission to destroy the oil refineries at Ploesti,...

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 South Williamsport, Pennsylvania

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 September 2019 11:10:04 general ira snapsorter Changes to unit associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Ploesti Sortie Reports, 93rd Bomb Group

Date Contributor Update
28 August 2019 07:58:55 Emily Changes to biography, person associations, unit associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

Ploesti Sortie Reports, 93rd Bomb Group

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:05:50 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Ploesti by Dugan & Stewart

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