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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. On the microphone Lt. Thomas W. Mcgrain.

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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 | B-24 Bombardier
    Lt. Jose Reis Felix was a bombardier on the B-24D, 41-11613, The Blue Streak, of 514th BS, 376th BG, 9th AF. The plane 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
    Lt. Wiano Hakinnen was 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 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 | B-24 Armorer / Gunner
    SSgt. Henry Magaram was assigned to 514BS, 376BG, 9AF USAAF, as an armorer/ gunner of the B-24D, 41-11613, The Blue Streak, of 514th BS, 376th BG, 9th AF. the plane went on to survive 110 missions with the 376th bomb group and was sent home for a war...

  • Thomas McGrain

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | B-24 Navigator
    Lt. McGrain, of the 515th Bomb Squadron, flew on 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 the B-24J, 42...

  • James Milne

    Military | Staff Sergeant | B-24 Gunner
    SSgt. James Milne was assigned to the 514BS, the 376BG, (TDY) to the 9AF USAAF. ...

  • Alfred Runyan

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

  • Ivan Schwartz

    Military | Sergeant
    SSgt. Ivan Schwartz was a crewmember on the B-24D, 41-11613, The Blue Streak, of 514th BS, 376th BG, 9th AF. The A/C 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.

  • Willard Tressler

    Military | Technical Sergeant | B-24 Gunner
    TSgt. Willard Tressler was assigned to 514BS, 376BG, 9AF USAAF. Crewmember of B-24D, 41-11613, The Blue Streak, of 514th BS, 376th BG, 9th AF. A/C 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 | B-24 Gunner
    SSgt Arthur Weil was a crew member of B-24D, 41-11613, The Blue Streak, of 514th BS, 376th BG, 9th AF. A/C survived 110 missions with the 376th bomb group and was sent home for a war bond tour. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Richard Weizenegger

    Military | Master Sergeant | B-24 Crew Chief / Gunner
    SSgt Richard Weisenegger was assigned to 514BS, 376BG, 9AF USAAF. Crew Chief of B-24D 41-11613, The Blue Streak, of 514th BS, 376th BG, 9th AF. After the large Ploesti mission, 1 Aug 1943, The Blue Streak was sent home for a war bond tour. ...

Aircraft

  • 41-11613 Florine JuJu - Liberandos - Teggie Ann - The Blue Streak

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24D, 41-11613, named, Florine JuJu, The Blue Streak, Liberandos, and Teggie Ann, in the 376th Bomb Group, should not be mistaken for the B-24D Liberator bomber, 42-40664, also named, Teggie Ann, and flown as the Lead Aircraft, piloted by Col. K.K...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 October 2021 06:17:52 Kickapoo Changes to caption
Sources

Black Sunday - Michael Hill

Date Contributor Update
23 March 2015 16:32:47 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and aircraft associations
Sources

http://www.b24bestweb.com

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