41-11596 Brooklyn Rambler

Brooklyn Rambler, serial number 41-11596, was one of the 23 HALPRO B-24s.  She carried RCL #2.  It participated in HALPRO's first mission, the June 12, 1942 raid on the Ploesti oilfields.  The pilot of the crew was Nathan Brown, Jr.  Running low on fuel, her crew landed in Turkey, where they were interred until May 1943.

Brooklyn Rambler was "hijacked" by some of the interred crew members and flown to Crete.

Sometime during its return to Turkey, the nose gear collapsed and the plane nosed into the runway.

Click here to read Wilbur West's account of the "hijack."



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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.

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.

Donate directly to the 376 Endowment

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2019 River Cruise

2018 REUNION

DATES : Sep 13-16

CITY : Dayton, Ohio

HOTEL: Crowne Plaza

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