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
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...
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.