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B-24D 41-11613 "The Blue Streak" of 514th BS, 376th BG, 9th AF. Originally named "Florine Ju Ju" then 'Teggie Ann'. The aircraft was a veteran of the first high level Ploesti mission in 1942, but not part of the 1943 low level raid. The A/C went on to survive 110 missions with the 376th bomb group and was sent home for a war bond tour. Left to right: Sgt Willard Tressler; Maj Ralph P. Thompson; Lt Thomas W. McGrain; Sgt Ivan Schwartz; Sgt Alfred Runyan; Sgt James E. Milne; Lt Jose R. Felix, Jr.; Sgt Richard E. Weizenegger; Sgt Henry Magaram; Lt Waino Hakkinen, and Sgt Arthur Weil.

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Units

  • 9th Air Force
  • 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...

  • 514th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Jose Felix

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Bombardier of B-24D 41-11613 "The Blue Streak" of 514th BS, 376th BG, 9th AF. A/C and crew went on to survive 110 missions with the 376th bomb group and was sent home for a war bond tour. Awards: DFC, AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Waino Hakkinen

    Military | Captain | Co-Pilot
    Assigned to 514BS, 376BG, 9AF USAAF. Co-Pilot of B-24D 41-11613 "The Blue Streak" of 514th BS, 376th BG, 9th AF. A/C and crew went on to survive 110 missions with the 376th bomb group and was sent home for a war bond tour. ...

  • Henry Magaram

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Armourer / Gunner
    Assigned to 514BS, 376BG, 9AF USAAF. Armourer/Gunner of B-24D 41-11613 "The Blue Streak" of 514th BS, 376th BG, 9th AF. A/C and crew went on to survive 110 missions with the 376th bomb group and was sent home for a war bond tour. ...

  • Thomas McGrain

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Navigator
    Lt McGrain, of the 515th Bomb Squadron, flew the Operation Tidal Wave mission with Lt Edwin L. Gluck on "030" B-24D 41-24030. It was his eighth combat mission. He referred to this aircraft as "Good Time Charley." He also flew on B-24J 42-73084 "Ropes...

  • James Milne

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner
    Assigned to 514BS, 376BG, 9AF USAAF. Crewmember of B-24D 41-11613 "The Blue Streak" of 514th BS, 376th BG, 9th AF. A/C and crew went on to survive 110 missions with the 376th bomb group and was sent home for a war bond tour. ...

  • Alfred Runyan

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Waist gunner
    Assigned to 514BS, 376BG, 9AF USAAF. Crewmember of B-24D 41-11613 "The Blue Streak" of 514th BS, 376th BG, 9th AF. A/C and crew went on to survive 110 missions with the 376th bomb group and was sent home for a war bond tour. ...

  • Ivan Schwartz

    Military | Sergeant
    Crewmember of B-24D 41-11613 "The Blue Streak" of 514th BS, 376th BG, 9th AF. A/C and crew went on to survive 110 missions with the 376th bomb group and was sent home for a war bond tour. Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Ralph Thompson

    Military | Major | Pilot
    Pilot of B-24D #41-11613 "The Blue Streak" of 514th BS, 376th BG, 9th AF. A/C and crew went on to survive 110 missions with the 376th bomb group and was sent home for a war bond tour.

  • Willard Tressler

    Military | Technical Sergeant
    Assigned to 514BS, 376BG, 9AF USAAF. Crewmember of B-24D 41-11613 "The Blue Streak" of 514th BS, 376th BG, 9th AF. A/C and crew went on to survive 110 missions with the 376th bomb group and was sent home for a war bond tour. ...

  • Arthur Weil

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner
    Crew member of B-24D 41-11613 "The Blue Streak" of 514th BS, 376th BG, 9th AF. A/C and crew went on to survive 110 missions with the 376th bomb group and was sent home for a war bond tour. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

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Date Contributor Update
23 March 2015 16:51:47 Al_Skiff Changes to caption
Sources

http://texashistory.unt.edu

Date Contributor Update
23 March 2015 16:28:37 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and aircraft associations
Sources

http://www.b24bestweb.com

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