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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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Dean Lear

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

  • Alfred Montgomery

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer | 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.

  • Joseph O'Meara

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 376th Bomb Group

  • Clifford Street

    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
    Assigned 837th Bomb Squadron, 487th Bomb Group, 8th Air Force. Transferred to the MTO on February 24th 1945 and assigned to the 513th Bomb Squadron, 376th Bomb Group, 15th AF.

  • 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 Liberator #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-24 Liberator #42-40660 'Little Richard' 513th BS, 376th BG, 9th AF, flew as lead ship for 376th BG on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti raid piloted by Dean E Lear, returning safely to Libya. ...

  • 41-11935 'Per Diem the Second'

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24 Liberator #41-11935 'Per Diem the Second' 514th BS, 376th BG, 9th AF, flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid piloted by Robert H Storz, returning safely to Libya.

  • 41-11603 Malicious

    B-24 Liberator
    One of 23 B-24 Liberators assigned to the Halverson Detachment (HALPRO) which departed the US in May 1942 to join the 10th Air Force in the China, Burma, India Theatre of operations. The HALPRO aircraft were then assigned to the 376th Bomb Group when...

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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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