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Horace H Christensen

Military

Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 42-40793.

See Chapter 3 : "Ploesti" at http://www.lipper.cc/8th_AF/Chris/Chris_Chapt3.html by Author: H.H. "Chris" Christensen .

Flew assembly B-24 Green Dragon.

Service

Units served with

  • 389th Bomb Group

    389th Bomb Group

    Group
    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...

  • 567th Bomb Squadron

    567th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    567th Bombardment Squadron, 24 December 1942 - 13 September 1945 ...

Aircraft

  • 42-40793 'Blonds Away'

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

  • 41-23683 Jo-Jo's Special Delivery, Green Dragon

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 329BS, 93BG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 389BG, 8AF USAAF. When Jo-Jo's Special Delivery became war weary, it was turned into an assembly ship for the 389BG it was named Green Dragon and painted with alternating diagonal green and yellow...

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 Ritchfield, Utah

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 November 2019 14:52:04 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography and mission associations
Sources

Author: H.H. "Chris" Christensen at http://www.lipper.cc/8th_AF/Chris/Chris_Chapt3.html;
Ploesti Sortie Reports, 389th Bomb Group

Date Contributor Update
11 April 2016 05:24:13 ScottSmith Changes to biography
Sources

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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:13:10 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Unit History & p230 in the book SECOND AIR DIVISION edited by Randy Baumgardner, D790.A2S45

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