40-698Chatanooga Choo Choo

Chatanooga Choo Choo had the serial or tail number 40-698.  It was transferred from India in July 1942.  Its original RCL was #5, which she wore from July 15, 1942 to November 6, 1942.  She flew 19 missions as #5

Following the creation of the 376th HBG in November 1942, her RCL was changed to #52. She flew 2 missions.

She was salvaged November 27, 1944.

Missions Flown


Group      Date      A/C # and   Mission Target         Pilot
Mission #               letter

  1 22   7/15/1942   5      Benghazi Libya                     Willard Fountain
  2 34   7/28/1942   5      Suda Bay Crete                     George Uhrich
  3 36   7/30/1942   5      Suda Bay Crete                      Robert Paullin
  4 37   8/  1/1942   5 D   Convoy Mediterranean         Max Fennell
  5 40   8/24/1942   5 D   Tobruk Libya                      Norman Appold
  6 44   9/  3/1942   5 D   Convoy Mediterranean         Norman Appold
  7 45   9/  7/1942   5      Convoy Mediterranean         Mark Mooty
  8 46   9/  9/1942   5 D   Tobruk Libya                      Norman Appold
  9 48   9/13/1942   5      Benghazi Libya                     Martin Walsh, Jr
10 49   9/16/1942   5      Benghazi Libya                     Homer Adams
11 50   9/22/1942   5      Benghazi Libya                     Norman Appold
12 51   9/27/1942   5      Benghazi Libya                     John Toomey
13 52 10/  1/1942   5      Convoy Mediterranean         James Sibert
14 55 10/11/1942   5 D   Convoy Mediterranean          John Toomey
15 60 10/20/1942   5 D   Tobruk Libya                        John Medford
16 63 10/26/1942   5 D   Convoy Mediterranean         George McGuire
17 67 11/  1/1942   5 D   Maleme Crete                     Paul Long
18 69 11/  4/1942   5 D   Benghazi Libya                     William Dwyer
19 71 11/  6/1942   5 D   Benghazi Libya                   George Uhrich
20 78 11/26/1942 52 D   Tripoli Libya                      Norman Appold
21 80 11/29/1942 52 P   Tripoli Libya                        Jackson Clayton

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376 ARCHIVES

At the 2017 reunion, the board approved the donation of our archives to the Briscoe Center for American History, located on the University of Texas - Austin campus.

Click here to go to their main website.

Also, the board approved a $5,000 donation to add to Ed Clendenin's $20,000 donation in the memory of his father. Together, these funds begin an endowment for the preservation of the 376 archives.

2018 REUNION

DATES :  TBD

CITY : Dayton, Ohio

HOTEL: TBD

2018 reunion details


previous reunions

For Sale

The Other Doolittle Raid


The Liberandos


Three Crawford Brothers


Liberando: Reflections of a Reluctant Warrior


376th Bomb Group Mission History


The Last Liberator


Full Circle


Shadows of Wings


Ten Men, A "Flying Boxcar," and A War


I Survived Ploesti


A Measure of Life


Shot Down In Yugoslavia


Stories of My Life


Attack


Born in Battle