41-11624 Ball of Fire

Ball of Fire, serial number 41-11624, was one of the 23 HALPRO B-24s.  Her RCl was #11.  She was lost on her third mission over Tobruk, Libya.  Francis Nestor and crew were on board.

Missions Flown

Group      Date      A/C # and   Mission Target         Pilot

Mission #               letter

  1  6    6/26/1942   11        Tobruk Libya          Walter Clark
  2  7    6/28/1942   11 Y     Tobruk Libya          Walter Clark
  3  8    6/29/1942   11 Y     Tobruk Libya          Francis Nestor


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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2019 River Cruise


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


Born in Battle