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Alfred James Runyan

Military

TSgt. Alfred Runyon was assigned to 514BS, 376BG, 9AF USAAF. Crewmember of B-24D, 41-11613, The Blue Streak, of 514th BS, 376th BG, 9th AF. A/C went on to survive 110 missions with the 376th Bomb Group and was sent home for a war bond tour.

Awards: DFC, AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

Units served with

  • 9th Air Force
  • 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...

  • 514th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 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...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Dallas, SD 18 July 1915

Son of Foster W and Maud Catherne Runyan.

Lived in Caldwell, ID, USA 1940

Caldwell, Idaho, USA.

Based 1943 – 1944

Assigned to 514BS, 376BG, 9AF USAAF.

Died February 1962

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 October 2021 06:41:38 Kickapoo Changes to role and biography
Sources

Black Sunday - Michael Hill

Date Contributor Update
27 January 2021 11:16:06 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, role, biography, awards, events and unit associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/608203184
https://www.fold3.com/record/69766916/social-security-death-index-alfred...
https://www.ancestry.com/1940-census/usa/Idaho/Alfred-J-Runyan_3gvxf4
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/98098080/foster-w-runyan
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/98098081/maud-c-runyan

Date Contributor Update
23 April 2020 02:39:58 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

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

Date Contributor Update
23 March 2015 17:58:50 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations and aircraft associations
Sources

http://texashistory.unt.edu

Date Contributor Update
23 March 2015 17:55:58 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, firstname, nationality, highest rank, biography, events and media associations
Sources

http://texashistory.unt.edu

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