The B-24D, 41-11613, Florine Juju - HALPRO #10. This plane was allocated to the Halverson Project (HALPRO). The AAF project had been diverted from planned Lean-Lease allocations. HALPRO inventory formed the First Provisional Bomb Group in the Middle East under IX BC control. Later, the 376th Bomb Group was activated in-theater from the remnants . While still #10 , the smaller, Teggie Ann, was added. In the 376th BG, she was named and numbered as, 71 Teggie Ann, then, changed to, The Blue Streak, and, still 71.
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...
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...