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Ralph P Thompson


Pilot of the B-24D, 41-11613, The Blue Streak, of the 514th BS, the 376th BG, (TDY) to the 9th AF. The airplane 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 | B-24 Gunner | 376th Bomb Group
    SSgt. James Milne was assigned to the 514BS, the 376BG, (TDY) to the 9AF USAAF. ...

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Units served with

  • 9th Air Force
  • 376th Bomb Group

    376th Bomb 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...

  • 514th Bomb Squadron


  • 41-11613 Florine JuJu - Liberandos - Teggie Ann - The Blue Streak

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24D, 41-11613, named, Florine JuJu, The Blue Streak, Liberandos, and Teggie Ann, in the 376th Bomb Group, should not be mistaken for the B-24D Liberator bomber, 42-40664, also named, Teggie Ann, and flown as the Lead Aircraft, piloted by Col. K.K...


  • 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...


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13 October 2021 06:00:30 Kickapoo Changes to role and biography

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11 July 2021 18:48:08 Al_Skiff Changes to service number and biography

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10 July 2021 16:02:02 jmoore43 Changes to unit associations

Added an association to the 514th BS per info in the "Summary biography".

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23 April 2020 02:47:35 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added a "#" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

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23 March 2015 18:06:46 Al_Skiff Changes to mission associations

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23 March 2015 17:19:56 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, highest rank, role, biography, unit associations, aircraft associations and media associations