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Anthony John Rauba


Assigned to 389BG 8AF USAAF. TDY to 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ploesti raid in B-24 'The Witch' 41-11840 1-Aug-43; Shot down. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 173

Awards: DFC, PH, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.



  • Julian Darlington

    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. ...

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  • 389th Bomb Group

    389th Bomb 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...


  • 41-11840 - The Witch

    B-24 Liberator
    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...


Event Location Date
Born Chicago Heights, IL 31 October 1914
Enlisted 9 July 1942
Based 1943 – 1 August 1943

Assigned to 389BG 8AF USAAF.

Prisoner of War (POW) Shumen, Bulgaria 1 August 1943

Prisoner of War (POW). Bulgaria.

Discharged USAAF 9 October 1945

Honourable discharge.

Died Momence, IL 12 June 2000
Buried Skyline Memorial Park Monee, Will County, IL 15 June 2000

Skyline Memorial Park
Will County, Illinois


Date Contributor Update
07 April 2021 15:29:14 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, events and unit associations

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06 April 2021 20:15:16 Al_Skiff Changes to events

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04 April 2021 16:57:34 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, biography, awards, events, person associations and unit associations

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27 September 2014 18:03:50 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 173