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Alfred James Runyan

Military

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.

Awards: DFC, AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

Units served with

  • 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

Aircraft

  • 41-11613 Florine Ju Ju, Liberandos, Teggie Ann, The Blue Streak

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24D, #41-11613, 'The Blue Streak' of the 514th Bomb Squadron, the 376th Bomb Group, and the 9th Air Force was originally named 'Florine Ju Ju', then, '71 Liberandos', '71 Teggie Ann', and last '71 The Blue Streak'. She was a member of the HALPRO...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Dallas, SD 18 July 1915

Son of Foster W and Maud Catherne Runyan.

Lived in Caldwell, ID, USA 1940

Caldwell, Idaho, USA.

Based 1943 – 1944

Assigned to 514BS, 376BG, 9AF USAAF.

Died February 1962

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 January 2021 11:16:06 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, role, biography, awards, events and unit associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/608203184
https://www.fold3.com/record/69766916/social-security-death-index-alfred...
https://www.ancestry.com/1940-census/usa/Idaho/Alfred-J-Runyan_3gvxf4
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/98098080/foster-w-runyan
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/98098081/maud-c-runyan

Date Contributor Update
23 April 2020 02:39:58 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

Added a "#" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
23 March 2015 17:58:50 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations and aircraft associations
Sources

http://texashistory.unt.edu

Date Contributor Update
23 March 2015 17:55:58 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, firstname, nationality, highest rank, biography, events and media associations
Sources

http://texashistory.unt.edu

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