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Members of the 513th Bomb Squadron, 376th Bomb Group prepare to board B-24 Liberator #41-11916 'Tangerine' before a mission.

Robert Longstreth has captioned the image: 'Boys getting ready to go on mission.'

Image from the collection of Robert E Longstreth, 376th Bomb Group



  • 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...

  • 513th Bomb Squadron


  • 41-11916 'Tangerine'

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24 Liberator #41-11916 'Tangerine' 513th BS, 376 BG, 9th AF, flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid piloted by Charles L Hobbs, returning safely to Libya. RCN changed, 20/38/42.


Date Contributor Update
21 April 2022 13:49:05 Emily Changes to collection, caption and unit associations

Image courtesy of the 376th Bomb Group Association, from the collection of Robert E Longstreth. For reuse, please contact the 376th HBG Veteran's Association

Date Contributor Update
05 July 2021 17:35:49 AeroProfessor Changes to unit associations

513th BS

Date Contributor Update
26 April 2015 12:29:51 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and mission associations