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515th 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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  • Henry Alexander

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 376th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 515BS, 376BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Sofia, Bulgaria 20-Dec-43 with Bob Brown crew; Collided with out of control ME109, ripping wing from A/C. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 1592 Awards: PH.

  • Angelo Aspesi

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 376th Bomb Group
    SSgt. Angelo Aspeci was assigned to the 515th Bomb Squadron, the 376th Bomb Group, and TDY to the 9th Air Force. He was a crew member on the B-24D, 42-40664, Teggie Ann, flown by Col. K.K. Compton on the Ploesti oil refinery bombing mission,...

  • Robert Brown

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 376th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 515BS, 376BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Sofia, Bulgaria 20-Dec-43 with Bob Brown crew; Collided with out of control ME109, ripping wing from A/C. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 1592 Awards: AM, PH.

  • Harry Crampton

    Military | Technical Sergeant | B-24 Radio Operator | 376th Bomb Group
    TSgt. Harry W. Crampton, was assigned as a radio operator on the B-24D, 42-40664, Teggie Ann, in the 515th Bomb Squadron, the 376th Bomb Group, 8th Air Force from Britain, temporarily detached (TDY) to the 9th Air Force, USAAF, in Benghazi, Libya, for...

  • Theodore Deffner

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 376th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 515BS, 376BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Messina, Sicily, 30-Apr-43; Flak took out No.3 engine and port flaps, fell away from formation being harried by several Me-109's, ditched in sea. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 3305 ...

  • Alvin Dschaak

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 376th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 515BS, 376BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Sofia, Bulgaria 20-Dec-43 with Bob Brown crew; Collided with out of control ME109, ripping wing from A/C. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 1592 Awards: AM (2OLC), PH.

  • Donald Emaus

    Military | Staff Sergeant | B-24 Waist Gunner | 376th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 515BS, 376BG, 9AF USAAF. Gunner on the B-24D, 42-40664, Teggie Ann. Shot down by enemy fighters over Foggia, Italy. 16-Aug-43. 10 POW. MACR 298. Awards: DFC, AM (5 OLC), GC, POW, WWII Victory, EAME (4 x battle stars).

  • John Farnam

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight engineer / Top turret | 376th Bomb Group
    TechSgt. John Keys was assigned to the 515th BS, 376th BG, and 8th Air force in Britain, TDY to the 9th AF, in Benghazi North Africa, for, Operation Tidal Wave, to Ploesti, Romania, on Lt. Don Hurd's crew. He was the Flight Engineer/Top Turret Gunner...

  • Alfred Farrington

    Military | Staff Sergeant | B-24 Tail Gunner | 376th Bomb Group
    SSgt. Scott Farrington served as a tail gunner with the 515th Bombing Squadron of the 376th Bomb Group. He flew on Lt. Donaldson Hurd's B-24D, Dopey Goldberg, on the Ploesti bombing mission. 1 Aug 1943. ...

  • John Gaffney

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 376th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 515BS, 376BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Messina, Sicily, 30-Apr-43; Flak took out No.3 engine and port flaps, fell away from formation being harried by several Me-109's, ditched in sea. Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 3305 ...

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Aircraft

  • 42-40664 - Honey Chile - Liberandos - Teggie Ann

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24D, named, Teggie Ann, 42-40664, should not be mistaken for another of two other B-24Ds, two of three B-24Ds, 41-23754, and 41-11613, also named, Teggie Ann, that were in the 8th Air Force in the U.K in 1942-43. Later, 42-40664, Teggie Ann's,...

  • 42-40319 - Yankee Rebel - Dopey Goldberg

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24D Liberator, 42-40319, first named, Yankee Rebel, by it's pilot, Lt. "Pappy" Morgan, later, renamed, Dopey Goldberg, by it's new pilot, Lt. Donaldson "Don" Hurd, for Operation Tidal Wave, was originally in the 8th Air Force in the U.K. in the...

  • 41-24031 'Angie the Ox' 'Bored of War'

    B-24 Liberator
    San Diego build modified at Fort Worth, Texas. ...

  • 41-11630 'Kitty Quick' 'Chum V'

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24 Liberator #41-11630 '83' 'Kitty Quick' 515th BS, 376th BG, 9th AF. flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid piloted by Jerome P DuFour returned safely to Libya. Renamed from 'Chum V'.

  • 44-40299 Purty Baby

    B-24 Liberator

  • 41-24200 'Wittle Wed Wabbit'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 515BS, 376BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Messina, Sicily, 30-Apr-43; Flak took out No.3 engine and port flaps, fell away from formation being harried by several Me-109's, ditched in sea. 2 x POW, 7 x KIA MACR 3305

  • 41-11603 Malicious

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24D Liberator bomber, 41-11603, Malicious, was one of 23 B-24D Liberators assigned to the Halverson Detachment Project, which departed the U.S. in May, 1942, to join the 10th Air Force in the China, Burma, India (CBI) Theatre of operations. The...

  • 42-73428 'Big Nig'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 515BS, 376BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Sofia, Bulgaria 20-Dec-43 with Bob Brown crew; Collided with out of control ME109, ripping wing from A/C. 10 x KIA MACR 1592 ...

  • 42-72772

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24D, 42-72772, named, 772, or 85, took part in Operation Tidal Wave to bomb the oil refineries at Ploesti, Romania. 1 August, 1943. Later, it was returned to the 15th Air Force, the 376th Bomb Group, and the 515th Bombardment Squadron. ...

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02 November 2016 23:05:17 466thHistorian Created entry with type, category, name, air forces, aircraft types, unit encompassing associations and media associations
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