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Charles W Kimtantas


8/1/43 on TDY to 9th AF, was interned in Turkey on Ploesti raid in B24 42-40754 'Little Lady'


Units served with

  • 93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 1-March-1942 at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. On 15-May-1942 the Group moved to Ft. Myers, Florida to continue advanced flight training and also to fly anti-submarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico; they...

  • 409th Bomb Squadron


  • 41-23754 'Teggie Ann' 'Little Lady'

    B-24 Liberator
    'Little Lady' survived the Ploesti bomb run but was so damaged that it was crash landed just over the border into Turkey. All the crew survived the landing and were amazed that the plane did not explode or catch fire because of all the holes. The said...

  • 41-23738 Wham Bam

    B-24 Liberator
    ex 44th BG under 2BD Operations Order dated 29 Jan 44, originally 93rd BG. ...


  • Operation Tidal Wave

    1 August 1943
    Operation TIDAL WAVE. B24D 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 B...


Event Location Date
Interned 1 August 1943


Date Contributor Update
25 September 2019 14:47:11 general ira snapsorter Changes to events, aircraft associations and mission associations

Ploesti Sortie Reports, 93rd Bomb Group

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:06:04 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol I p. 222