T/Sgt Dale G Hulsey, 343BS, 98BG
2nd Lt Julian T Darlington crew.
Rear L-R: Walter Hardiek, Julian Darlington, Ned Howard, Dale Hulsey, Joseph Turley, Daryl Epp.
Front L-R: Anthony Rauba, Lloyd Brisbi, Joseph Quigley, Major Gillett.
Assigned to 343BS, 98BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ploesti raid in B-24 'The Witch' 41-11840 1-Aug-43; Shot down. Evaded (EVD). MACR 173.
He linked up with Tito's partisans and continued to fight on the ground for 319 days until he was rescued by the OSS.
Awards: DFC, BS, GC, PH, WWII Victory, EAME.
Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 98th Bomb Group
Lt. Julian Darlington was assigned to the the 8th Air Force, and the 389th Bomb Group, TDY to the 9th Air Force, USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ploesti mission in the B-24D, The Witch, 41-11840. - Shot down. Prisoner of War (POW). 1 Aug 43. MACR 173.
Units served with
The 389th Bomb Group, known in more familiar terms as "the Sky Scorpions", flew strategic bombing missions in B-24 Liberators from Hethel, England. They also sent detachments to join bases in North Africa at Benghazi No. 10, Libya, between 3 July 1943...
The aircraft, 41-11840, named, The Witch, was in the 9th Air Force, the 98th Bomb Group, and the 343rd Bomb Squadron left. It deployed for duty in the Mediterranean Theater of Operations in July, 1942. It's pilot, Lt. Glade Jorgenson, played a...
||De Leon, TX
||15 November 1921
Son of Charles Alonso and Beulah Alta [Littlefield] Hulsey.
||25 April 1942
||1943 – 1 August 1943
Assigned to 343BS, 98BG, 9AF USAAF.
|Shot down EVD
||1 August 1943
||1 August 1943 – June 1944
319 days fighting with Tito's partisans.
||Fort Worth, TX
||13 November 2014
||Greenwood Memorial Park and Mausoleum
Fort Worth, Tarrant County, TX
||20 November 2014
Greenwood Memorial Park and Mausoleum
Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas