Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 41-23779.
Killed in Action (KIA). While on TDY to 9thAF October 1, 1943, on a mission to Weiner Neustadt, 42-72853 'Count Bruga' was attacked by several fighters and crashed in the target area. . Lieutenant. Newbold is quoted by Lundy that the pilot stayed aboard in an attempt to bring the aircraft under control.
Units served with
The 44th Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 15-January-1942 at McDill Field, Florida and equipped with B-24Cs. The Group moved to Barksdale Field, Louisiana and acted as a training unit for the 90th 93rd and 98th Bomb Groups and flew anti...
A/C flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, returning safely to Libya.
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...
|Killed in action
||1 October 1943