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~ Note : Photo of, Black Jack, 41-23661, flown by Pilot Lt. Delbert Hahn, with an apparently robbed part installed, from the B-24D, Valient Virgin, one of, Valient Virgin's, vertical stabilizer fins with, Valient Virgin's, ETO olive drab paint, and it's abbreviated serial number, 240765. This picture of, Black Jack, 41-23661, taken by color photographer Ivan Dmitri after the Ploesti mission, shows that the abbreviated serial number, 240765, the olive drab paint on the inside of the RH vertical stabilizer, just installed on this plane, are original parts from, Valient Virgin. But, somehow, this usable tail fin from, Valient Virgin, was robbed and installed on Lt. Del Hahn's, Black Jack, 41-23661, which had landed in Sicily, with flak damage after the Ploesti mission, or back at Benghazi, after Aug, 5-8, 1943, when this photo was taken.

Connections

Units

  • 98th Bomb Group

    98th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 98th trained for bombardment missions with B-24 Liberators during the first half of 1942. ...

  • 345th Bomb Squadron

    345th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Established as a B-24 Liberator heavy bomb squadron and trained by Third Air Force. Deployed to Egypt in June 1942 over South Atlantic Transport Route transiting from Morrison Field, Florida though the Caribbean to Brazil; performed trans-Atlantic...

People

  • Delbert Hahn

    Military | Colonel | B-24 Command Pilot
    Command Pilot : Major Delbert Henry Hahn ...

  • Claude Turner

    Military | First Lieutenant | B-24 Command Pilot
    Lt. Claude A. Turner was born in Travis Peak, Texas, on Oct 22, 1919. He trained as an aviation pilot at Kelly Field and other air bases in Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico. After receiving his pilot's wings, Turner was assigned to the 8th Air Force,...

Aircraft

  • 41-23661 - Black Jack

    B-24 Liberator
    Note : This B-24D, 41-23661, one of 2 B-24Ds named, Black Jack, in the MTO, this one with the nose art of a kicking mule, was flown by Lt. Delbert Hahn and his crew. ...

Locations

  • Lete

    Military site : airfield

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 May 2022 14:58:26 Kickapoo Changes to caption
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The Great Ground-Air Battle Of 1 August 1943 - James Dugan & Carroll Stewart

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19 May 2022 14:33:46 Kickapoo Changes to caption and unit associations
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Black Sunday-Ploesti - Michael Hill

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19 May 2022 14:27:14 Kickapoo Changes to caption
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Black Sunday-Ploesti - Michael Hill

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18 May 2022 12:39:39 Kickapoo Changes to caption, unit associations and aircraft associations
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Black Sunday-Ploesti - Michael Hill

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18 May 2022 05:25:53 Kickapoo Changes to caption
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Black Sundy-Ploesti - Michael Hill

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18 May 2022 04:24:16 Kickapoo Changes to caption
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Black Sunday-Ploesti - Michael Hill

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18 May 2022 04:22:15 Kickapoo Changes to caption
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Black Sunday-Ploesti - Michael Hill

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18 May 2022 04:12:04 Kickapoo Changes to unit associations
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Black Sunday-Ploesti - Michael Hill

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18 May 2022 04:10:11 Kickapoo Changes to caption and person associations
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Black Sunday-Ploesti - Michael Hill

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02 December 2021 14:04:16 Kickapoo Changes to caption
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Best Web - B-24 - 41-23661 - Black Jack - ( with the kicking mule for nose art )

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18 November 2021 09:19:32 Kickapoo Changes to caption and place associations
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Best Web - B-24 - 41-23661 - Black Jack

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18 November 2021 08:41:00 Kickapoo Changes to caption and mission associations
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Details added. - Kickapoo

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31 August 2021 23:56:55 Kickapoo Changes to caption, unit associations, person associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
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Best Web - B-24 - 41-23661

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27 August 2021 11:04:53 Kickapoo Changes to caption
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Additional words added for accuracy. - Kickapoo

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27 August 2021 11:01:25 Kickapoo Changes to caption
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Added info regarding the B-24D, Black Jack, with, possibly, a robbed tail part from Claude Turner's, The Vulgar Virgin, 42-40608. - Kickapoo

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27 August 2021 10:49:15 Kickapoo Changes to caption and mission associations
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Best Web - B-24 - 42-40608 - The Vulgar Virgin

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07 February 2021 17:52:00 Firstgear Created entry with caption and person associations
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Ivan Dmitri photo from his travels in WWII around the world including a stop in Benghazi, Libya prior to Operation Tidal Wave.

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