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George Scratchley Brown Jr

Military

George Scratchley Brown took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the bombing mission to Ploesti, Romania, flying the B-2D Liberator, 41-23682.

He was later promoted to Four Star General and served with Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, and Jimmy Carter as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and also served in Vietnam.

He died on December 5th, 1978.

Service

People

  • Lloyd Adelsberger

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, to Ploesti on the B-24D Liberator, 41-23682. 1 August 1943

  • Richard Barthel

    Military | 93rd Bomb Group
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, to Ploesti, Romania, on the B-24D Liberator, 41-23682. 1 August 1943

  • Oliver Gilbert

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave to Ploesti flying on the B-24 Liberator, 41-23682. 1 Aug 43.

  • Edward Giorchino

    Military | Captain | Assistant Group Operations Officer | 466th Bomb Group
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, to Ploesti on 1 August 1943, as Observer Copilot on the B-24D Liberator, 41-23682.

  • Olin McDonald

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 93rd Bomb Group
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying the B-24D Liberator, 41-23682.

  • Monroe Musser

    Military | Technical Sergeant | 93rd Bomb Group
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the Ploesti bombing mission, on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator, 41-23682.

  • Jack Ross

    Military | Technical Sergeant | 93rd Bomb Group
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying the B-24D Liberator, 41-23682.

  • Lloyd Treadway

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying the B-24D Liberator, 41-23682.

  • Raymond Walker

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, serving as Copilot on the B-24D Liberator, 41-23682. Raymond Walker served in the 93rd Bomb Group, flying missions out of Hardwick, England.

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Units served with

  • 95th Combat Bomb Wing
  • 93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 1 Mar 42 at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. On 15 May 42. the Group moved to Ft. Myers, Florida, to continue advanced flight training and also to fly antisubmarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico. They...

Aircraft

  • 41-23682 - The Blasted Event

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24D, 41-23682, named, The Blasted Event, was originally in the 8th Air Force, the 93rd Bomb Group, and the 329th Bomb Squadron in Britain. It was placed on temporary duty (TDY) to the 9th Air Force at Benghazi, Libya, to help with Operation Tidal...

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 Montclair, New Jersey 17 August 1918
Died 5 December 1978

Died of natural causes on Dec 5, 1978.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 February 2022 00:39:12 Kickapoo Changes to role, biography and events
Sources

Word changes, spacing. - Kickapoo

Date Contributor Update
28 August 2019 14:41:52 Emily Changes to biography, awards, person associations and mission associations
Sources

Ploesti Sortie Reports, 93rd Bomb Group

Ploesti Roster

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:11:12 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Who's Who in the Eighth Air Force and/or Biographical Directory Command & Staff Officers Eighth Air Force 1942-45

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