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 Oscar Ferkauff

Oscar Ferkauff

Birth
Death 18 May 1984 (aged 67)
Burial Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas, USA
Plot 45, 15, 1
Memorial ID 644340 · View Source
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Gunner S/Sgt. Oscar Ferkauff DFC
Hometown: Kansas City, Mo
Squadron: 506th BS 44th Bomb Group
Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal,
Pilot 1st/Lt. William N. Anderson DFC

Target: Ploesti
Mission Date : 1-Aug-43
Serial Number: 42-40172
Aircraft Model B-24D
Aircraft Letter:C
Aircraft Name: LYNN BARI II
Location: Crew of 9 successfully returned to base in Libya.

Sgt. Oscar Ferkauff was a recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross for his valor in the Ploesti raid "Operation Tidal Wave" August 1st 1943. One of the most daring raids of WW2. Coming in at tree top level the 44th BG destroy Romanian oil refineries.

Crew of LYNN BARI II
1Lt William N. Anderson Pilot
Ronald S. Allen, Jr Navigator
T/Sgt. Walter N. Goodson Engineer
T/Sgt. Victor A. McMenamin Gunner
S/Sgt. Oscar Ferkauff Gunner
Fl. Of. Carl S. Satterland Co Pilot
1st/Lt. Henry W. Scott Bombardier
S/Sgt. Allie Hearne
S/Sgt. George E. Hartney Gunner


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  • Maintained by: John Dowdy
  • Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office
  • Added: 25 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 644340
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Oscar Ferkauff (3 Jun 1916–18 May 1984), Find A Grave Memorial no. 644340, citing Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by John Dowdy (contributor 47791572) .