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1st Lt Dean E Lear [Pilot] Houston, TX and 1st Lt John N Gekas [Bombardier] Lowell, MA of B-24 Liberator #42-40660 'Little Richard' 513th BS, 376th BG, 9th AF, consult the mission map before another sortie, Benghazi, Libya, 1943.

Connections

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...

  • 513th Bomb Squadron

People

  • John Gekas

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier
    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.

  • Dean Lear

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    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.

Aircraft

  • 42-40660 Little Richard

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24D-85-CO - 42-40660 - 9th Air Force - 376th Bomb Group - 513th Bomb Squadron - RCL - A/56. ...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 April 2015 11:08:19 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and mission associations
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