41-11614 Ripper 1st

Ripper 1st, serial number 41-11614, was one of the 23 HALPRO B-24s. Her RCL was #15.  She flew 31 missions with this RCL.

Following the creation of the 376th HBG in November 1942, her RCL was changed to #82, which she wore for the remainder of her career.


Official USAF photos

Missions Flown


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

  1     3   6/21/1942 15      Benghazi Libya                          Martin Walsh, Jr
  2     4   6/24/1942 15      Benghazi Libya                          Edward Crouchley
  3     7   6/28/1942 15 L   Tobruk Libya                               John Wilkinson
  4     9   7/  1/1942 15 L   Tobruk Libya                               Martin Walsh, Jr
  5   12   7/  3/1942 15      Convoy Mediterranean                Martin Walsh, Jr
  6   14   7/  6/1942 15      Benghazi Libya               Richard Sanders
  7   16   7/  8/1942 15 L   Benghazi Libya                          Charles Brown, Jr
  8   24   7/17/1942 15 L   Tobruk Libya                             Edward Crouchley
  9   28   7/21/1942 15 L   Suda Bay Crete                          Martin Walsh, Jr
10   32   7/25/1942 15      Tobruk Libya                         Charles Blankenhorn
11   34   7/28/1942 15 L    Suda Bay Crete                          Robert Paullin
12   36   7/30/1942 15      Suda Bay Crete                          Willard Fountain
13   37   8/  1/1942 15 L   Convoy Mediterranean                George Uhrich
14   38   8/  4/1942 15 L   Convoy Mediterranean                Robert Paullin
15   40   8/24/1942 15 L   Tobruk Libya                               Robert Paullin
16   41   8/27/1942 15      Convoy Mediterranean                Robert Paullin
17   43   9/  1/1942 15 L    Canea Crete                               John Wilcox
18   44   9/  3/1942 15 L   Convoy Mediterranean                Robert Paullin
19   45   9/  7/1942 15      Convoy Mediterranean                James Sibert
20   46   9/  9/1942 15 L   Tobruk Libya                               Robert Paullin
21   48   9/13/1942 15      Benghazi Libya               Alfred Kalberer
22   52 10/  1/1942 15 L   Convoy Mediterranean                Robert Paullin
23   53 10/  6/1942 15 L   Benghazi Libya                          James Brereton
24   54 10/  9/1942 15      Benghazi Libya                          Robert Paullin
25   55 10/11/1942 15 L   Convoy Mediterranean                James Brereton
26   58 10/16/1942 15 L   Benghazi Libya                          Robert Paullin
27   63 10/26/1942 15 L   Convoy Mediterranean                Sam Oglesby
28   66 10/30/1942 15 L   Maleme Crete                               Robert Paullin
29   67 11/  1/1942 15 L   Maleme Crete                          James Brereton
30   69 11/  4/1942 15 L   Benghazi Libya                               Robert Paullin
31   71 11/  6/1942 15 L   Benghazi Libya                          James Brereton
32 109   4/  4/1943 82 S   Naples Italy                                    Elmer Jewett
33 135   6/17/1943 82 R   Comiso A/D Sicily                          Wayne Field
34 138   6/24/1943 82 R   Salonika Greece                          Ralph Thompson
35 144   7/  9/1943 82 R   Taormina Sicily                          Donaldson Hurd
36 149   7/19/1943 82 R   Littorio A/D, Rome Italy                     Stanley Lee

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.

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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