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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
    Assigned to 515BS, 376BG, 9AF USAAF. Crew member on B-24 42-40664 'Teggie Ann', flew on 1-Aug-43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, successfully returning to Benghazi, Libya. Awards: DFC, AM (4OLC), PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • 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 | Radio Operator | 376th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 515BS, 376BG, 9AF USAAF. Don Hurd crew. Radio operator of B-24 42-40664 'Teggie Ann'. Failed to Return (FTR) Foggia; shot down by enemy fighters over Italy 16-Aug-43, (10 POW), MACR 298 ...

  • 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 | Waist Gunner | 376th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 515BS, 376BG, 9AF USAAF. Gunner on B-24 42-40664 'Teggie Ann'. Shot down by enemy fighters over 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
    Assigned to 515BS, 376BG, 9AF USAAF. Don Hurd crew. Flight engineer of B-24 42-40664 'Teggie Ann'. Shot down by enemy fighters over Italy 18-Aug-43, (10 POW), MACR 298. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Alfred Farrington

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 376th Bomb Group
    Scott Farrington served as a tail gunner with the 515th Bomb Squadron of the 376th Bomb Group. He flew on the crew of Donaldson Hurd, flying 'Dopey Goldberg', during the Ploesti raid on 1 Aug 1943. He was shot down with Hurd over Foggia Italy a couple...

  • 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, Teggie Ann, Liberandos

    B-24 Liberator
    Not to be mistaken for the B-24D # 41-11613, named, 'Florine JuJu' / '71 Liberandos' / '71 Teggie Ann' / '71 The Blue Streak'. ...

  • 42-40319 'Yankee Rebel' 'Dopey Goldberg'

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24 Liberator #42-40319 'Yankee Rebel' 515th BS, 376th BG, 9th AF, flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid piloted by Lt Donaldson B Hurd, returned safely to Libya.

  • 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

  • 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 ...

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Date Contributor Update
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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