John Palm crew

John Palm crew was assigned to the 512th Squadron.  There are no known photos of the crew. 

The crew was flying the B-24 "Brewery Wagon" on the August 1, 1943 Operation Tidalwave, the low level raid on the Ploesti oilfields.  The plane was shot down by fighters.

The crew members were:

Palm, John D.               666805    Pilot
Love, William F.            735410    Copilot
Wright, William M.        794189    Navigator
Stickler, Lawrence R.    733111    Bombardier

Reckinson, Alexander P.    35284867    Engineer
Block, Harold (NMI)            12039839    Radio
Robertson, Dallas A.          35490909    Gunner
Thompson, William E.        14081874    Gunner
Chastain, Austin D.            37222013    Gunner
Snyder, Clay E.                   35213797    Ball Turret


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At the 2017 reunion, the board approved the donation of our archives to the Briscoe Center for American History, located on the University of Texas - Austin campus.

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My Trip to San Pancrazio

October 2019


DATES: Sep 15-18, 2022

CITY:Wichita, KS

HOTEL: Wichita Marriott

9100 Corporate Hills Dr.

Wichita, KS


Click here to read about the reunion details.

previous reunions

For Sale

The Other Doolittle Raid

The Broken Wings of Zlatibor

The Liberandos

Three Crawford Brothers

Liberando: Reflections of a Reluctant Warrior

376th Bomb Group Mission History

The Last Liberator

Full Circle

Shadows of Wings

Ten Men, A "Flying Boxcar," and A War

I Survived Ploesti

A Measure of Life

Shot Down In Yugoslavia

Stories of My Life


Born in Battle

Bombardier's Diary

Lost Airmen