41-11617 Ole King Solomon/ Dream Street Rose

Ole King Solomon, serial number 41-11617, was one of the 23 HALPRO B-24s.  Her RCL was # 12.  She was on HALPRO's first mission of June 12, 1942 to the Ploesti oilfields.

She flew 22 missions.  When the 376th HBG was formed in November 1942, her RCL was changed to #36.  She flew another 10 missions as #36.

Following the realignment of aircraft RCLs with the various squadrons, she carried 2 different RCLs.  The first was #50, when she was damaged on the May 4 1943 mission to Reggio Italy.  When she returned to service, she was given the RCL #49.

In total, she flew 43 missions.

But that was not was not the end of her service.  She was transferred to the 515th squadron, given the RCL #96.  In addition, her name was changed to Dream Street Rose.  She flew no missions in this configuration.


Photo from Grover Buxton


Missions Flown


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

  1     1   6/12/1942 12 K   Polesti Romania                          James Soloman
  2   28   7/21/1942 12 K   Suda Bay Crete                          Homer Adams
  3   30   7/23/1942 12 K   Benghazi Libya                          George Uhrich
  4   32   7/25/1942 12 K   Tobruk Libya                               Martin Walsh, Jr
  5   34   7/28/1942 12 K   Suda Bay Crete                               Walter Clark
  6   36   7/30/1942 12 D   Suda Bay Crete                            George Whitlock
  7   37   8/  1/1942 12 K   Convoy Mediterranean                     Walter Clark
  8   38   8/  4/1942 12 K   Convoy Mediterranean                George Whitlock
  9   39   8/  6/1942 12      Tobruk Libya                               John Toomey
10   40   8/24/1942 12 K   Tobruk Libya                               George Whitlock
11   41   8/27/1942 12      Convoy Mediterranean                George Whitlock
12   42   8/30/1942 12 K   Tobruk Libya                               George Whitlock
13   43   9/  1/1942 12 K   Canea Crete                                    Paul Long
14   44   9/  3/1942 12 K   Convoy Mediterranean                George Whitlock
15   45   9/  7/1942 12      Convoy Mediterranean                     John Wilcox
16   46   9/  9/1942 12 K   Tobruk Libya                               George Whitlock
17   48   9/13/1942 12 K   Benghazi Libya                               Paul Long
18   49   9/16/1942 12      Benghazi Libya                     Charles Blankenhorn
19   50   9/22/1942 12 K   Benghazi Libya                          George Whitlock
20   51   9/27/1942 12 K   Benghazi Libya                               James Brereton
21   53 10/  6/1942 12 K   Benghazi Libya                               Homer Adams
22   54 10/  9/1942 12 K   Benghazi Libya                               James Sibert
23   92   1/16/1943 36 J    Tripoli Libya                               William Stewart
24   94   1/26/1943 36 T   Naples Italy                               Richard Critchfield
25   96   2/  3/1943 36 G   Palermo Sicily                               Mark Mooty
26   97   2/  7/1943 36 G   Naples Italy                                    John Medford
27   98   2/10/1943 36      Palermo Sicily                               Sam Oglesby
28   99   2/15/1943 36 G   Naples Italy                               Meech Tahsequah
29 100   2/20/1943 36 G   Naples Italy                                    Sam Oglesby
30 101   2/24/1943 36      Naples Italy                               Gilmer Mayfield
31 103   3/  3/1943 36      Naples Italy                                    Charles Peek
32 104   3/13/1943 36 G   Naples Italy                                    Hal Simmons
33 108   4/  2/1943 50 K   Palermo Sicily                               Charles Hinson
34 109   4/  4/1943 50 K   Naples Italy                                    Charles Hinson
35 110   4/  6/1943 50      Messina Sicily                               Charles Hinson
36 111   4/10/1943 50 K   Naples Italy                                    Charles Hinson
37 114   4/16/1943 50      Catania Sicily                               Charles Hinson
38 117   4/26/1943 50 C   Bari Italy                                         Ernest Fogel
39 119   4/30/1943 50 R   Messina Sicily                                    Ernest Fogel
40 120   5/  1/1943 50 R   Reggio Italy                                    James deVeuve
41 121   5/  4/1943 50 R   Reggio Italy                                    Ernest Fogel
42 151   8/13/1943 49 I    Weiner Neustadt Austria                James deVeuve
43 154   8/21/1943 49 I    Cancello M/Y Italy                          James deVeuve

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.

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2018 REUNION

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CITY : Dayton, Ohio

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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