41-11646 Battleaxe / Old Spareribs

Battleaxe, serial number 41-11646, was transferred from India to the Middle East. Her RCL was #6.  There is no record that she flew any missions with this RCL.

Following the creation of the 376th HBG in November 1942, she was given the RCL #36.  She flew 4 missions as #36.  Her name was also changed to Old Spareribs.

In the spring of 1943 when the RCL were changed to align them with the squadrons, she was assigned #50.  She flew no missions as #50.

Above 2 photos from Frank Marchese

Photo from Harry Porter

Missions Flown

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

1 73 11/11/1942 36 X   Benghazi Libya              Reynold Soukup
2 77 11/21/1942 36 G   Tripoli Libya                  George Whitlock

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