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512th Bomb Squadron



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  • 376th Bomb Group

    376th Bomb 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...

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  • Lawrence Burgin

    Military | Crew Chief | 376th Bomb Group
    He attended Western Carolina University for a year and decided he wanted to serve his country. He joined the U.S. Army Air Corps where he served as crew chief mechanic on B24 bomber airplanes in the Libyan desert arena and the boot of Italy with the...

  • Arnaud Hetherwick

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Ball Turret Gunner | 376th Bomb Group
    Enlisted in the United States Army Air Forces on 20 March 1943. Trained at Thunderbird Field in Fort Worth, Texas, before serving as a ball turret gunner on a Consolidated B-24 Liberator. Taken as a prisoner of war in October 1944. Remained in Stalag...

  • Sam Oglesby

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 376th Bomb Group
    Sam Oglesby was a Pilot and flew B-24 Serial 41-11620 overseas from the US. He was pilot of that B-24 on 13 of the plane's 23 missions, including the one to the Ploesti oil fields on 1 August 1943 (Operation "Tidal Wave"). He was decorated with the...

  • John Palm

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 376th Bomb Group

  • Daniel Rice

    Military | Pilot | 376th Bomb Group
    He flew 24 missions before he was shot down December 19, 1943 on a mission over Augsburg, Germany. Prisoner of War (POW)


  • 41-24294 Brewery Wagon

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24D, Brewery Wagon, flew on the famous bombing mission to destroy the oil refineries at Ploesti, Romania. It was shot down by flak and an ME-109 as it was approaching it's target over Ploesti. Two of the crew were KIA, eight became POW's. MACR...

  • 41-11620 Edna Elizabeth

    B-24 Liberator
    According to, 1st Lt Sam R. Oglesby Jr ferried "Edna Elizabeth" overseas. Oglesby was its pilot on 13 of the 23 it flew, including its last one, on 20 October 1942, to Tobruk, Lybia (see http:/...

  • 41-23656 Rowdy Ann

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24 Liberator #41-23656 'Rowdy Ann' 344th BS, 98th BG, 9th AF. Flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, aborting before the target, pilot Allen B Gaston. A/C Renamed from 'Rowdy II' - Transferred to 376th BG / 512th BS. Returned to the States on...

  • 42-72843 Strawberry Bitch

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24D "Strawberry Bitch" SN 42-72843 was assembled at the Consolidated plant in San Diego, and later ferried to Europe to join the 9th Air Force in Cairo, Egypt. Daniel Rice was the pilot whose crew accepted delivery of the new B-24, ferried her...




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