41-11602 Babe the Blue Ox

Babe the Blue Ox, serial number 41-11602, was one of the 23 HALPRO B-24s.  Her RCL was #21 and she was on the first HALPRO mission to the Ploesti oilfields.

Following the creation of the 376th HBG in November 1942, her RCl was changed to #47/  She was lost on February 7, 1943 mission to Naples.

Missions Flown


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

  1   1   6/12/1942 21     Polesti Romania                          John Wilkinson
  2   2   6/15/1942 21 R  Convoy Mediterranean                John Wilkinson
  3   3   6/21/1942 21     Benghazi Libya                         John Wilkinson
  4 26   7/19/1942 21 R  Tobruk Libya                           George Whitlock
  5 28   7/21/1942 21     Suda Bay Crete                         John Wilkinson
  6 30   7/23/1942 21 R  Benghazi Libya                         Walter Clark
  7 32   7/25/1942 21     Tobruk Libya                            Edward Crouchley
  8 34   7/28/1942 21     Suda Bay Crete                         John Wilkinson
  9 38   8/  4/1942 21 R  Convoy Mediterranean                 John Wilkinson
10 40   8/24/1942 21     Tobruk Libya                           John Wilkinson
11 41   8/27/1942 21     Convoy Mediterranean                 James Sibert
12 42   8/30/1942 21 R  Tobruk Libya                                 John Wilkinson
13 45   9/  7/1942 21 R  Convoy Mediterranean                 Edward Crouchley
14 46   9/  9/1942 21 R  Tobruk Libya                                 John Wilcox
15 48   9/13/1942 21 R  Benghazi Libya                         Edward Crouchley
16 49   9/16/1942 21 R  Benghazi Libya                                 John Wilkinson
17 50   9/22/1942 21 R  Benghazi Libya                                 Delmar Rogers
18 51   9/27/1942 21 R  Benghazi Libya                                 Homer Adams
19 52 10/  1/1942 21 R  Convoy Mediterranean                      John Wilkinson
20 53 10/  6/1942 21 R  Benghazi Libya                                 Therman Brown
21 54 10/  9/1942 21 R  Benghazi Libya                                 John Wilkinson
22 55 10/11/1942 21 R  Convoy Mediterranean                         John Wilcox
23 63 10/26/1942 21 R  Convoy Mediterranean                         John Wilcox
24 66 10/30/1942 21 R  Maleme Crete                                 John Wilkinson
25 67 11/  1/1942 21 R  Maleme Crete                                 John Wilcox
26 69 11/  4/1942 21 R  Benghazi Libya                                 John Wilkinson
27 71 11/  6/1942 21 R  Benghazi Libya                                 John Wilcox
28 73 11/11/1942 47     Benghazi Libya                                 William Dwyer
29 75 11/15/1942 47 M Tobruk Libya                                 John Wilkinson
30 77 11/21/1942 47 M Tripoli Libya                                 Sam Oglesby
31 82 12/  7/1942 47     Tripoli Libya                                 George Whitlock
32 83 12/11/1942 47 M Naples Italy                                 John Wilkinson
33 85 12/20/1942 47 D Sousse Tunisia                                 Norman Appold
34 86 12/24/1942 47 M Naples Italy                                 John Lavin
35 87 12/28/1942 47     Sousse Tunisia                              George Whitlock
36 88   1/  2/1943 47 M Kastelli Crete                                 Alfred Kalberer
37 91   1/11/1943 47 M Naples Italy                                 John Toomey
38 92   1/16/1943 47 M Tripoli Libya                                 Delbert Hahn
39 93   1/20/1943 47 M Tripoli Libya                                 George McGuire
40 94   1/26/1943 47 M Naples Italy                                 William Dwyer
41 97   2/  7/1943 47     Naples Italy                                 James Brereton

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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

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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