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The B-24D, 41-11613, Florine Juju - Halpro # 10. This plane was allocated to the Halverson Project ( Halpro ) in 1942. The USAAF project had been diverted from planned Lend Lease allocations. The Halpro inventory formed the First Provisional Bomb Group in the Middle East under the IXth Bomber Command control. Later, the 376th Bomb Group from the U.K. was activated in theater from the remnants of the Halverson Project. While the aircraft number was still, # 10 , the smaller lettered name, Teggie Ann, was added to the plane in the 376th Bomb Group, later named and numbered, # 71, Teggie Ann, then, finally, it was renamed, The Blue Streak, with it's aircraft number, # 71. After a long and successful combat career, The Blue Streak, was flown to Britain and, then, to the U.S. by Lt. John S. Young with Lt. Royden LeBrecht and his crew in his B-24D, The Squaw, and Walter Stewart in the B-24D, Bomerang, for a national war bond tour. 1944

Connections

Units

  • VIII Bomber Command

    VIII Bomber Command

    Command
    VIII Bomber Command was constituted and activated in 1942. It oversaw heavy bombardment operations until February 1944, when it was redesginated as the 8th 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...

  • Halverson Detachment

    Halverson Detachment

    Detachment
    HALPRO or the Halverson Detachement was a group of 23 B-24 Liberators originally destined to join the 10th Air Force in the China, Burma, India Theatre of operations. ...

Aircraft

Locations

  • Berca

    Military site : airfield

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 May 2022 19:01:50 Kickapoo Changes to caption, person associations and place associations
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Best Web - B-24 - 41-11613

Date Contributor Update
21 May 2022 12:45:31 Kickapoo Changes to collection, caption and unit associations
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Halpro - Into The Fire - Duane Schultz

Date Contributor Update
13 October 2021 05:48:07 Kickapoo Changes to caption
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Black Sunday - Michael Hill

Date Contributor Update
05 August 2021 13:07:48 phil marchese Changes to caption
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Al Blue, The B-24 Liberator.
Maurer, AIR FORCE Combat Units in WWII.
Available images.
Phil Marchese, August 5, 2021.

Date Contributor Update
05 August 2021 13:05:34 phil marchese Changes to caption
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Al Blue, The B-24 Liberator.
Maurer, AIR FORCE Combat Units in WWII.
Available images.
Phil Marchese, August 5, 2021.

Date Contributor Update
05 August 2021 12:56:53 Kickapoo Changes to caption
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Aircraft names resequenced for accuracy - Kickapoo

Date Contributor Update
05 August 2021 12:51:15 Kickapoo Changes to caption
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Best Web - B-24 - 41-11613

Date Contributor Update
05 August 2021 12:45:45 Kickapoo Changes to caption
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Punctuation - Kickapoo

Date Contributor Update
30 June 2015 21:54:55 B24BestWeb Created entry with collection, caption and aircraft associations
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http://b24bestweb.com/

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