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B-24 Liberator #42-40206 '8 Ball' 514th BS, 376th BG, 9th AF on the production line at Consolidated's Fort Worth, Texas, factory. Second in line, #42-40209, served with the 513th BS, also in the 376th BG, and wore the nickname 'The Wild Wolf'. Third in line #42-40205 flew with the 415th BS, 98th BG, as "Joker".



  • 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...

  • 513th Bomb Squadron
  • 514th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-40206 '8 Ball'

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24 Liberator #42-40206 '8 Ball' 514th BS, 376th BG, 9th AF, flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid piloted by Lt Myron R Conn, returned safely to Libya. A/C was condemned due to damage sustained under enemy fire in October 1943.


Date Contributor Update
27 April 2015 18:55:01 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, aircraft associations and mission associations

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