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Aborted Operation TIDAL WAVE, 1 Aug 43, Ploesti Romania

Contributor - Dave Winkler

Info Contributor - Ed Clendenin
On loan to 93rd BG and scheduled to be flown by 1/Lt. Howard W. Freese on the 1 Aug 43 Ploesti mission. He was obliged to turn back, jettison the bombs in the sea and return to Benghazi, Libya, due to a serious fuel leak discovered immediately after take-off.

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