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41-11613

B-24 Liberator

B-24D 41-11613 "The Blue Streak" of 514th BS, 376th BG, 9th AF. Originally named "Florine Ju Ju" then 'Teggie Ann'. She was a member of the HALPRO group that eventually became the 376th Bomb Group. The aircraft was a veteran of the first high level Ploesti mission in 1942 but not part of the 1943 low level raid. The A/C went on to survive 110 missions with the 376th bomb group and was sent home for a war bond tour. She survived 19 months of battle overseas, and 1,058 combat hours. Her scoreboard reads one destroyer, one merchant vessel, one tanker, and 23 enemy aircraft destroyed. She dropped 297 tons of bombs, and never lost a man. The ship required 19 engines, two new wings, one new rudder, and many aluminum patches during her career.

Service

Units

  • 376th Bomb Group

    376th Bomb Group

    Group
    Constituted as 376th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 19 Oct 1942 and activated in Palestine on 31 Oct. Began combat immediately, using B-24 aircraft. Operated with Ninth AF from bases in the Middle East, Nov 1942-Sep 1943, and with Twelfth AF from Tunisia...

  • 9th Air Force

People

  • Jose Felix

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier | 376th Bomb Group
    Bombardier of B-24D 41-11613 "The Blue Streak" of 514th BS, 376th BG, 9th AF. A/C and crew went on to survive 110 missions with the 376th bomb group and was sent home for a war bond tour.

  • Wayne Hakkinen

    Military | Lieutenant | Co Pilot | 376th Bomb Group
    Co Pilot of B-24D 41-11613 "The Blue Streak" of 514th BS, 376th BG, 9th AF. A/C and crew went on to survive 110 missions with the 376th bomb group and was sent home for a war bond tour.

  • Henry Magaram

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Armourer / Gunner | 376th Bomb Group
    Armourer/Gunner of B-24D 41-11613 "The Blue Streak" of 514th BS, 376th BG, 9th AF. A/C and crew went on to survive 110 missions with the 376th bomb group and was sent home for a war bond tour.

  • Thomas McGrain

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Navigator | 376th Bomb Group
    Navigator of B-24D 41-11613 "The Blue Streak" of 514th BS, 376th BG, 9th AF. A/C and crew went on to survive 110 missions with the 376th bomb group and was sent home for a war bond tour.

  • James Milne

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 376th Bomb Group
    Crewmember of B-24D 41-11613 "The Blue Streak" of 514th BS, 376th BG, 9th AF. A/C and crew went on to survive 110 missions with the 376th bomb group and was sent home for a war bond tour.

  • Alfred Runyan

    Military | Technical Sergeant | 376th Bomb Group
    Crewmember of B-24D 41-11613 "The Blue Streak" of 514th BS, 376th BG, 9th AF. A/C and crew went on to survive 110 missions with the 376th bomb group and was sent home for a war bond tour.

  • Ivan Schwartz

    Military | Sergeant | 376th Bomb Group
    Crewmember of B-24D 41-11613 "The Blue Streak" of 514th BS, 376th BG, 9th AF. A/C and crew went on to survive 110 missions with the 376th bomb group and was sent home for a war bond tour.

  • Ralph Thompson

    Military | Major | Pilot | 376th Bomb Group
    Pilot of B-24D 41-11613 "The Blue Streak" of 514th BS, 376th BG, 9th AF. A/C and crew went on to survive 110 missions with the 376th bomb group and was sent home for a war bond tour.

  • Willard Tressler

    Military | Sergeant | 376th Bomb Group
    Crewmember of B-24D 41-11613 "The Blue Streak" of 514th BS, 376th BG, 9th AF. A/C and crew went on to survive 110 missions with the 376th bomb group and was sent home for a war bond tour.

  • Arthur Weil

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 376th Bomb Group
    Crewmember of B-24D 41-11613 "The Blue Streak" of 514th BS, 376th BG, 9th AF. A/C and crew went on to survive 110 missions with the 376th bomb group and was sent home for a war bond tour.

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Events

Event Location Date
Assigned

514th BS, 376th BG, 9th AF.

War Bond Tour Fort Worth, TX, USA

Started War Bond Tour at Fort Worth, TX, USA.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
23 March 2015 15:55:37 Al_Skiff Changes to events
Sources

AAM Database / http://www.b24bestweb.com

Date Contributor Update
23 March 2015 15:19:42 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, description, events and unit associations
Sources

AAM Database / http://www.b24bestweb.com

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:01 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 333 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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