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The B-24D, The Blue Streak, was one of the original aircraft in the Halverson Project (HALPRO), which was intended to bomb Japan from bases on the China coast. Instead, the detachment remained in the Middle East and opened the USAAF air campaign against German oil refineries with the first mission to Ploesti, Romania, made at high altitude but had little effect on the target. June, 1942

The HALPRO detachment formed the first provisional bomb group joined by B-17Es from Asia. That unit then formed the cadre of the 376th Bomb Group activated in the Mediterranean Theater of Operations. 1942

The aircraft's personal markings evolved with it's various assignments. It's names included : Florine Juju 10, Teggie Ann, and, The Blue Streak 71. The aircraft survived its combat tour with 110 total missions and was returned to the United States for a war bond tour, starting in Fort Worth, Texas, in 1944-45 flown by Lt. John S. Young and his crew, Lt. Royden LeBrecht's plane, The Squaw, and his crew, and the B-24D, Bomerang, flown by Col. Walter Stewart and crew.

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...

People

  • John Young

    Military | Major | B-24 Command Pilot
    Lt. John S. Young was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. Bored with college at SMU in Dallas, and knowing the country was headed for war, he joined the Army Air Force early in 1941 and began training as an aviation cadet. He was known as "Johnny" or ...

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...

Locations

  • Berca

    Military site : airfield

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 October 2021 05:39:53 Kickapoo Changes to caption
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Black Sunday - Michael Hill

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13 October 2021 05:37:26 Kickapoo Changes to caption, unit associations and person associations
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Black Sunday - Michael Hill

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05 August 2021 14:17:23 general ira snapsorter Changes to person associations and mission associations
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Removed associations not depicted in the image. Associations to be made in the AIRCRAFT record.

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05 August 2021 01:23:20 Kickapoo Changes to unit associations, place associations and mission associations
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Best Web - B-24 - 41-11613

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05 August 2021 01:19:05 Kickapoo Changes to caption and person associations
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Best Web - B-24 - 41-11613 - THE BLUE STREAK

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06 May 2021 10:31:23 Kickapoo Changes to caption
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Best Web - B-24 - 'The Blue Streak'

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15 December 2020 10:13:23 Kickapoo Changes to collection
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John S Young Jr - personal archives

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10 February 2020 18:08:27 phil marchese Changes to caption
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AAM associated image of #10, HALPRO.

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10 February 2020 18:02:30 phil marchese Changes to caption
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Typo

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10 February 2020 18:01:27 phil marchese Changes to caption
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Al Blue, THE B-24 LIBERATOR.
AAM associated image.

Date Contributor Update
12 August 2019 22:06:16 Kickapoo Changes to caption and person associations
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Anatomy Of A Disaster - Gen. Hoyt S. Brandenberg ---- Into The Fire - Duane Schultz ---- John S. Young, Jr. - personal archives

Date Contributor Update
22 May 2019 21:35:21 Kickapoo Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and mission associations
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John S. Young - Personal Archive

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