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42-73065

B-24 Liberator

The Consolidated B-24J-10-CO, 42-73065, No. 23, was in the 376th Bomb Group in Britain. After the B-24D, 41-24024, named, Bewitching Witch, was shot down and lost after being shot down and lost ditching in the Mediterranean Sea on returning to Benghazi, Libya, it's name was given to the B-24J, 42-73065, which was named, Bewitching Witch II.

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  • 41-24024 - Bewitching Witch

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24D Liberator aircraft, 41-24024, named, Bewitching Witch, in the 376th Bomb Group in the U.K. It was loaned to the 44th Bomb Group, temporarily detached (TDY) to the 9th Air Force in North Africa, for Operation Tidal Wave, the low level mission...

  • 41-23724 - Flying Cock - Doodlebug

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24D Liberator, 41-23724, named, Flying Cock, and, Doodlebug, from the 512th Bomb Squadron, in the 376th Bomb Group, and the 8th Air Force in the U.K. was temporarily detached (TDY) to the 9th Air Force in North Africa. Originally assigned to...

  • 42-73065 Bewitching Witch II

    B-24 Liberator
    The Consolidated B-24J-10-CO, 42-73065, No. 23, was in the 376th Bomb Group in Britain. After the B-24D, 41-24024, named, Bewitching Witch, was shot down and lost after being shot down and lost ditching in the Mediterranean Sea on returning to...

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  • 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...

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Date Contributor Update
20 April 2022 19:29:57 Kickapoo Changes to aircraft associations
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376th Bomb Group Archives

Date Contributor Update
20 April 2022 19:22:57 Kickapoo Changes to aircraft associations
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41-23724

Date Contributor Update
20 April 2022 18:52:00 Kickapoo Changes to description
Sources

armyaircorps-376thbg.com

Date Contributor Update
20 April 2022 18:31:13 Kickapoo Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, aircraft associations and unit associations
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376th Bomb Group Archives

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