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Albert H Oser

Military

Albert Oser took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on the Ploesti oil fields, Rumania, on 1 August 1943, flying on B-24 Liberator "First Sergeant"/"Thar She Blows" #42-40127.
He was Tail Gunner on B-24D #42-41004 “The Urgin' Virgin” which was lost in the North Sea on the 13 November 1943 mission to Bremen, Germany, with all 11 men onboard still missing. Killed In Action (KIA).

Service

People

  • Benjamin Byers

    Military | Flight Officer | B-24 Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    Benjamin Byers was the Copilot on B-24D #42-41004 “The Urgin' Virgin”, which was lost, shot down over the North Sea on 13 November 1943, after a mission to Bremen, Germany. All 11 men onboard were missing in action - MIA. Later, listed as Killed In...

  • Richard Duer

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    In the Army Corps since December 1941, Richard Duer served a year in Panama and South America on bomber patrol duty. He was subsequently sent back to the States for training as a flight engineer on a B-24 Liberator bomber and was then sent overseas in...

  • Frederick Grenwis

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 93rd Bomb Group
    Frederick Grenwis was Bombardier on B-24D #42-41004 “The Urgin' Virgin” which was lost in the North Sea on 13 November 1943 mission to Bremen, Germany, with all 11 men onboard still missing. Killed In Action (KIA).

  • James Haggerty

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    James Haggerty was Ball Turret Gunner on B-24D #42-41004 “The Urgin' Virgin” which was lost in the North Sea on 13 November 1943 mission to Bremen, Germany, with all 11 men onboard still missing. Killed In Action (KIA).

  • Jack Lang

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 93rd Bomb Group
    2 December 1942 while transporting navigators to a school in Oxfordshire, main landing gear retracted upon landing at the RAF station of Upper Heyford, Oxfordshire. All crewmembers, including Pilot Leon C. Packer, survived on B-24 #41-23674. ...

  • Charles Merrill

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 42-40127.

  • Franklin Parsonage

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 93rd Bomb Group
    Franklin Parsonage was Navigator on B-24D #42-41004 “The Urgin' Virgin” which was lost in the North Sea on 13 November 1943 mission to Bremen, Germany, with all 11 men onboard still missing. Killed In Action (KIA).

  • Floyd Ramsey

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    2nd Lt. Floyd F. Ramsey was the command pilot of the B-24D #42-41004 “The Urgin' Virgin”, when it was shot down and lost in the North Sea, after a mission to Bremen, Germany. Lt. Ramsey with all 11 men onboard were missing in action (MIA). - Killed In...

  • Irven Slate

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Cameraman | 25th Bomb Group
    Irven Slate was photographer on B-24D #42-41004 “The Urgin' Virgin” which was lost in the North Sea on 13 November 1943 mission to Bremen, Germany, with all 11 men onboard still missing. Killed In Action (KIA).

  • Gerard Sullivan

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Gerard Sullivan took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on the Ploesti oil fields, Rumania, on 1 August 1943, serving as Waist Gunner on B-24 Liberator #41-23810 "Tarfu". ...

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Units served with

  • 93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bomb Group

    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...

  • 329th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

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...

  • VIII Bomber Command 130

    13 November 1943
    The port area of Bremen, Germany is the focus of this mission composed of three elements. The first element is a combined force of 154 B0-17 of 1st Bomb Division including 94BG (16); 385BG (17); 95BG (21); 100BG (18); 390BG (21); 96BG (40); and 388BG ...

Associated Place

  • Hardwick

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as an RAF bomber airfield, Hardwick was used first by the 310th Bomb Group, equipped with B-25 Mitchells. In December 1943, the B-24 Liberators of the 93rd Bomb Group moved in, and remained until the end of the war, flying over 330 missions....

Events

Event Location Date
Born Massachusetts 1923

the son of Albert and Lillian E. Oser

Lived in 1940

Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts

Lived in 1941

Jamaica Plain, Suffolk County, Massachusetts

Enlisted 19 January 1942

Boston, Massachusetts

Killed In Action (KIA) 13 November 1943

in the ditching in the North Sea of B-24D #42-41004

Buried

Albert Oser is memorialized on the Tablets of the Missing at Cambridge

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 March 2020 15:26:02 ED-BB Changes to role, biography, awards, events, place associations and mission associations
Sources

MACR 2182
WWII Enlistment Records
ABMC website
Wallace R. Forman's "B-24 Nose Art Name Directory"

Date Contributor Update
23 March 2020 09:51:09 ED-BB Changes to biography
Sources

Added a “ ’ ” at Urgin in the Summary biography – Source : Wallace R. Forman's "B-24 Nose Art Name Directory"

Date Contributor Update
22 March 2020 04:16:58 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

Added a "-" to the A/C serial # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity.

Date Contributor Update
30 August 2019 10:51:47 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography and mission associations
Sources

Ploesti Sortie Reports, 93rd Bomb Group

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:03:06 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

ABMC; MACR 2182 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2182 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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