B24D - "Malicious" - 41-11603 - in the 9th AF - the 376th Bomb Group - and the 513th Bomb Squadron - Starboard /Right Side : HALPRO #22 radio call letter, RCL, on it's nose was changed to, 46, after being transferred from the HALPRO GROUP to the 376th Bomb Group - 1943
Aircraft was lost, 31 Jan 43, ITA. Pilot John M. Toomey (KIA). MACR 3304. - 515th Bomb Squadron. JAMES BRITT
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...
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.
The B-24D Liberator bomber, 41-11603, MALICIOUS, was one of 23 B-24 Liberators assigned to the Halverson Detachment (HALPRO), which departed the U.S. in May, 1942, to join the 10th Air Force in the China, Burma, India (CBI) Theatre of operations. The...