ETO/ Queen Mary 9/5/42.
Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 41-23936.
1st Oct 43, B-24 41-23936 'Queen Anne' was attacked by fighters on bombing run on Wiener, Austria. 2 crew members bailed out near Vienna to become Prisoner of War (POW)s. Pilot Oakley crash landed in British held territory near Foggia, Italy. He was a POW at STALAG 17
This unit was on temporary duty with the 9th AAC.
Home/ Queen Mary 6/16/45.
DFC (1OLC), AM (3OLC), PH, POW Medal, ACM, EAME w/2 campaign stars, WW II Victory Medal
Units served with
The 44th Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 15-January-1942 at McDill Field, Florida and equipped with B-24Cs. The Group moved to Barksdale Field, Louisiana and acted as a training unit for the 90th 93rd and 98th Bomb Groups and flew anti...
1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, successfully returned to Libya, pilot Robert E Flaherty.
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...
Military site : airfield
Shipdham was built in 1941-1942, the first US heavy bomber airfield in the English county of Norfolk. It was a standard design, with T2-type hangars and a domestic site dispersed to the south east. Improvements were carried out to increase the number...
||Blanco, New Mexico
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
|Prisoner of war
||1 October 1943