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Elmer W Dawley

Military

26 February 1943 B-24 41-23734 'Night Raider' crashed landed on return to Britain with 3 crew members wounded in action. Dawley was wounded as he was unconscious. The landing was at RAF Ludham, Norfolk. All crew members were returned to action and plane was salvagable. Losses spells name as 'Dawky'.

Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 41-24215.

Service

People

  • Harold Kendall

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    Harold Kendall was assigned to the 93rd Bomber Group / 409th Bomber Squadron and flew missions from England until the 93rd was temporarily assigned to fly out of North Africa in support of the Allied forces in that theater. On February 25, 1943, B-24...

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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...

  • 409th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-24215 'Lucky' 'Dogpatch Raider'

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24D Liberator #41-24215 'Lucky Gordon', sometimes called just 'Lucky', was originally an aircraft of the 409th BS, 93rd BG, 8th AF. Flew on the 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, diverting to Sicily. After returning to the ETO and further missions...

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 East Orange, New Jersey

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 October 2019 13:41:13 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

Ploesti Sortie Reports, 93rd Bomb Group

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:08:56 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Mighty Eighth Air Force Heritage Museum Membership List, July 2000, Ploesti by Dugan & Stewart, Losses of the 8th and 9th AFs Vol. 1 pp. 81-2,Ted's Traveling Circus picture p. 78-82

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