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Isaac Abeyta


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



  • 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...

Associated Place

  • Shipdham

    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...

  • Stalag XVII-B

    Other location


Event Location Date
Born Blanco, New Mexico 1 February 1920
Enlisted 17 January 1942

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Prisoner of war 1 October 1943


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02 April 2022 23:22:12 decwriter Changes to biography, awards and events

Updated awards and bios section.

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14 February 2020 11:42:41 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography and events

Ploesti Sortie Reports, 44th Bomb Group

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06 April 2017 11:35:33 Lucy May Changes to biography and place associations

Added connections to place records from existing information in the record.

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20 September 2015 19:04:21 aoabeyta Changes to mission associations

Isaac Abeyta was my grandfather.

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20 September 2015 19:00:53 aoabeyta Changes to awards

Isaac Abeyta was my grandfather

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20 September 2015 18:58:22 aoabeyta Changes to biography

Issac Abeyta was my grandfather

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20 September 2015 18:57:21 aoabeyta Changes to highest rank

Isaac Abeyta is my grandfather who recently passed this month Sept 17th 2015.

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20 September 2015 18:55:51 aoabeyta Changes to events

Issac Abeyta is my grandfather, who recently passed this month Sept 17th 2015.

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27 September 2014 18:13:32 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Webb Todd,  Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces Vol I p. 299, by Bishop and Hey, 44th Bomb Group Roll of Honor and Casualties by Will Lundy p.126-7.,">>