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513th Bomb Squadron

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  • 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...

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  • Robert Block

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 376th Bomb Group
    Missing in Action on B-24 41-11603 'Malicious' on 31 January 1943, on a mission to Messina. His aircraft was hit by flak and forced to ditch in the sea.

  • John Bolle

    Military | Pilot | 406th Bomb Group

  • Gordon Dangremond

    Military | Master Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 376th Bomb Group
    Flew a total of 74 missions. 50 on the plane B-24 'Flame McGoon' in the 15th AAF / 376th BG and on a 2nd tour of duty 24 with the 381st BG/534th BS in a B-17.

  • Joseph Darby

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 376th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 513BS, 376BG, 9AF USAAF. Awards: AM (5OLC), BSM, PH, WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars).

  • Harry Feltenstein

    Military | Captain | Co-pilot | 376th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 513BS, 376BG 9AF USAAF. Flew 25 combat x missions including the air raids on the oil refineries at Ploesti, Romania. At the end of the war he was an intelligence officer at the 15th AF HQ. ...

  • Julian Fleming

    Military | First Lieutenant
    Assigned to 513BS, 376BG 9AF USAAF. Awards: AM (6OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars).

  • John Gekas

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 376th Bomb Group
    Bombardier B-24 Liberator #42-40660 'Little Richard' 513rd BS, 376th BG, 9th AF, flew on 1st Aug Ploesti oil refinery raid, returning safely to Libya.

  • Harvey Helmberger

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 376th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 513BS, 376BG, 9AF USAAF. Awards: DFC, AM (5OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars).

  • Otho Hundley

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Waist Gunner | 376th Bomb Group

  • Otho Hundley

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 376th Bomb Group
    Missing in Action on B-24 41-11603 'Malicious' on 31 January 1943, on a mission to Messina. His aircraft was hit by flak and forced to ditch in the sea.

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Aircraft

  • 41-28837 Trade Winds

    B-24 Liberator
    Trade Winds was transferred, on 24 Feb 45 to the MTO, the 376th Bomb Group, and the 513th Bomb Squadron, the 376th Bomb Group, and the 15th Air Force, where it was assigned it's first mission. Later, assigned to the 837th Bomb Squadron, the 487th Bomb...

  • 41-11636 Wash's Tub, Liberandos

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24D, Liberator bomber, 41-11636, first named, Wash's Tub, was first flown by Martin Walsh and was originally Halpro aircraft, #24, first, in the Halverson Project in 1942 in the 9th Air Force. It was later transferred to the 8th Air Force, the...

  • 41-11779 'Lil Abner'

    B-24 Liberator
    The Consolidated B-24D Liberator bomber, #41-11779, named, 'Li'l Abner', was transferred from the 98th Bomb Group to the 376th Bomb Group, and the 513th Bomb Squadron, staying in the 9th Air Force. It flew on Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on the...

  • 41-11916 'Tangerine'

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24 Liberator #41-11916 'Tangerine' 513th BS, 376 BG, 9th AF, flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid piloted by Charles L Hobbs, returning safely to Libya. RCN changed, 20/38/42.

  • 41-11591 Queen Bee, Lorraine

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24 41-11591 'Lorraine' 513th BS, 376th BG, 9th AF, flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, piloted by William R. Zimmerman, returned safely to Libya. Renamed from 'Queen Bee'. ...

  • 41-24032 'Lets Go'

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24 Liberator #41-24032 'Lets Go' 513th BS, 376th BG, 9th AF, flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid piloted by Earnest W Fogel, returning safely to Libya.

  • 42-40317 'Barrel House Bessie'

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24 Liberator #42-40317 'Barrel House Bessie' 513th BS, 376th BG, 9th AF, flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid piloted by Wayne V Friberg, returning safely to Libya.

  • 42-40660 Little Richard

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24D-85-CO - 42-40660 - 9th Air Force - 376th Bomb Group - 513th Bomb Squadron - RCL - A/56. ...

  • 41-11935 Per Diem the Second

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24D Liberator, 41-11935, named Per Diem the Second was in the 9th Air Force, the 376th , Bomb Squadron, and the 514th Bombardment Squadron, and flew on the Ploesti oil refinery mission, returning safely to Libya. Aug 1, 1943

  • 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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Date Contributor Update
07 August 2021 21:02:17 Kickapoo Changes to type, air forces and aircraft types
Sources

The 376th Bombardment Group - The Halverson Project - WIkipedia

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:50 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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