41-11630 Chum V / Kitty Quick

Chum V / Kitty Quick, serial number 41-11630, was transferred from India to the Middle East in July 1942. She was assigned RCL #30 and flew 6 missions.

In the spring of 1943, she was given the RCL #83.  What had happened to her in the interim is unknown.  It is probable that she was given another RCL following the creation of the 376th HBG, but which number is unknown.

She flew at least 38 missions.  She remained with the group, but not did not fly missions.  She suffered a nose wheel collapse in June 1944.  She was repaired and eventually returned to the States.

From an official USAF photo

Missions Flown


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

  1   15   7/  6/1942   30     Tobruk Libya                          Delmar Rogers
  2   16   7/  8/1942   30     Benghazi Libya                  Horace Wade
  3   18   7/  9/1942   30 J                                            Horace Wade
  4   19   7/11/1942   30     Tobruk Libya                               Donald Keiser
  5   37   8/  1/1942   30 S   Convoy Mediterranean                John Toomey
  6   41   8/27/1942   30 X   Convoy Mediterranean           Reynold Soukup
                   ?
  7 109   4/  4/1943   83 B   Naples Italy                               Frank Wright
  8 117   4/26/1943   83 M   Bari Italy                                    Edwin Gluck
  9 120   5/  1/1943   83 M   Reggio Italy                               Donaldson Hurd
10 121   5/  4/1943   83 M   Reggio Italy                               Jerome DuFour
11 125   5/13/1943   83 M   Augusta Sicily                          Richard Miller
12 131   6/  4/1943   83 M   Grottaglie Italy                          Guy Holt, Jr
13 132   6/  6/1943   83 H   Reggio Italy                               Charles Bley
14 134   6/13/1943   83 M   Gerbini A/D Sicily                     Wayne Field
15 135   6/17/1943   83 M   Comiso A/D Sicily                Donaldson Hurd
16 136   6/19/1943   83 M   San Giovanni Italy                Ralph Thompson
17 139   6/27/1943   83       Kalamaki A/D Greece                Frank Wright
18 140   7/  2/1943   83 N   Grottaglie Italy                     Ralph Thompson
19 142   7/  6/1943   83 P   Gerbini A/D Sicily                     Robert Storz
20 147   7/14/1943   83 M   Messina Sicily                          Edwin Gluck
21 149   7/19/1943   83 M   Littorio A/D, Rome Italy           Charles Bley
22 150   8/  1/1943   83 N   Polesti Romania                     Jerome DuFour
23 151   8/13/1943   83 M   Weiner Neustadt Austria      Ralph Thompson
24 154   8/21/1943   83      Cancello Italy                               Stanley Lee
25 156   8/25/1943   83      Foggia Italy                               Frank Wright
26 174 10/  7/1943   83      Maritza A/D Greece                Oscar Frechette
27 175 10/  8/1943   83      Kastelli Crete                          Oscar Frechette
28 177 10/10/1943   83      Calato A/D Greece                     Jack Tennant
29 182 10/30/1943   83      Genoa Italy                               Royal Brock
30 183 11/  2/1943   83      Weiner Neustadt Austria           Royal Brock
31 184 11/  9/1943   83 M  Villar Perosa Italy                     Royal Brock
32 185 11/10/1943   83      Villar Perosa Italy                     Herbert Brown
33 186 11/11/1943   83      Annecy France                          Royal Brock
34 191 11/28/1943   83      Dogna Tunnel Italy                Delward Kohlstedt
35 192 11/29/1943   83      Casala A/D Italy                          Herbert Brown
36 198 12/  8/1943   83      Tatoi A/D Greece                     Robert Brown, Jr
37 200 12/14/1943   83      Tatoi A/D Greece                     Allen Edwards
38 203 12/19/1943   83      Augsburg Germany                Delward Kohlstedt

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