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B-24D, Flame McGoon 42-72767. Pilot William J. Paterick and crew. 9th Air Force, 376th Bomb Group, and the 513th Bomb Squadron. 1943



  • 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...

  • Halverson Detachment

    Halverson 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. ...


  • 42-72767 - Flame McGoon

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24D, 42-72767, was named, Flame McGoon, and was named by it's first pilot, Lt. Ben Konsynski. He gave her the name, based on the character in Al Capp's comic strip "Lil Abner." The B-24D, Flame McGoon, was part of the 9th Air Force, the 376th...


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25 January 2021 16:56:33 Kickapoo Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations and aircraft associations

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