41-11779, no 41, Lil Abner

41-11779 was transferred from the 98th Bomb Group.  The first picture shows her prior to being assigned group number 41.  She shows 15 mission marks.  The second picture si right after the Group number 42 was painted on her.

She met her end on Dec 19, 1943.

Photo from Edward Lethcoe

photo from Alan Griffith

Photo from Warren Grigg

According to the date noted, this photo was taken after the crash landing shown below.  She shows 55 mission marks and 2 fighters.

This is an image from the Ivan Dimitri collection.  Click here to see the full size image.


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My Trip to San Pancrazio

October 2019

2019 River Cruise


DATES:Sep 10-13, 2020

CITY:Albuquerque, NM

HOTEL: Sheraton Uptown

2600 Louisiana Blvd. NE

Albuquerque, NM 87110


2020 hotel reservations

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