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George G Black

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George G. Black took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator, serial number 41-23729. He aborted the mission over the Mediterranean Sea, due to his No. 4 engine failure. 1 Aug 1943.

Service

People

  • James Cowan

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 328BS, 93BG, 8AF USAAF. TDY to 9AF USAAF. Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1-Aug-43, flying B-24 Liberator (serial number 41-23729). Aborted over Mediterranean due to No. 4 engine failure. ...

  • Mahlon Cressey

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 328BS, 93BG, 8AF USAAF. Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1-Aug-43, flying B-24 Liberator (serial number 41-23729). Aborted over Mediterranean due to No. 4 engine failure. ...

  • George Foster

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator (serial number 41-23729). Aborted over Mediterranean due to No. 4 engine failure.

  • Adam Hastak

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator (serial number 41-23729). Aborted over Mediterranean due to No. 4 engine failure.

  • James Latane

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 93rd Bomb Group
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator (serial number 41-23729). Aborted over Mediterranean due to No. 4 engine failure.

  • Floyd Mabee

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 328BS, 93BG, 8AF USAAF. Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1-Aug-43, flying B-24 Liberator (serial number 41-23729). Aborted over Mediterranean due to No. 4 engine failure. ...

  • George Wilkinson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, as an extra Co-Pilot on board B-24 Liberator (serial number 41-23729). Aborted over Mediterranean due to No. 4 engine failure. ...

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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...

  • 328th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-23729 Shoot Luke

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24D, 41-23729, named, Shoot Luke, was assigned to the 328th Bomb Squadron, the 93rd Bomb Group, and the 8th Air Force, temporarily deployed (TDY) to the 9th Air Force, Benghazi, Libya. Lt. George G. Black flew Shoot Luke on the Ploesti oil...

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 Henryetta, Oklahoma

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 August 2021 09:54:35 Kickapoo Changes to middlename and biography
Sources

Best Web - B-24 - 41-23729

Date Contributor Update
18 August 2021 09:37:30 Kickapoo Changes to biography
Sources

Best Web - B-24 - 41-23729

Date Contributor Update
28 August 2019 13:13:18 Emily Changes to role, biography, person associations, unit associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

Ploesti Sortie Reports, 93rd Bomb Group

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:10:47 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

'Ploesti' by Dugan & Stewart / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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