41-11794 Edna Elizabeth 2nd

Edna Elizabeth 2nd was a replacement B-24.  Her RCL was #54.  This RCL reflects a post 376th HBG assignment.  She probably flew 13 missions.  It is not clear when she was replaced by 41-24024.

Initially, her serial number was unknown.  After consultation with the B-24 research team, it was decided that she was 41-11794.  41-11794 was a 98th Bomb Group plane that crashed on the August 9, 1942 mission.  It has always been assumed that she was then written off.

However, comparison of the location of the name of 41-11794, "The Stork" on her starboard side, with the patchwork on the starboard side of Edna Elizabeth 2nd shows where the name did reside. See the second image.

There is a photo of her with the nose wheel collapsed.  When this occurred is not known.

There is also no known assignment after her March 13, 1943 mission.

Photo from Alphonse Izzo

It is not clear if this is a picture of Edna Elizabeth, or her replacement, 41-24024.

Missions Flown


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

  1   75   11/15/1942 54 Q  Tobruk Libya               George McGuire
  2   77   11/21/1942 54 J   Tripoli Libya                    William Dwyer
  3   78   11/26/1942 54 Q  Tripoli Libya                    John Medford
  4   80   11/29/1942 54     Tripoli Libya                 Therman Brown
  5   82   12/  7/1942 54 Q  Tripoli Libya               Cecil Patterson, Jr
  6   83   12/11/1942 54 K  Naples Italy                   Martin Walsh, Jr
  7   84   12/16/1942 54 Q  Sfax Tunisia                     Delbert Hahn
  8   85   12/20/1942 54 Q  Sousse Tunisia            George Whitlock
  9   89     1/  7/1943 54 Q  Palermo Sicily                   Delbert Hahn
10   90     1/  8/1943 54 Q  Bizerte Tunisia                 Delbert Hahn
11   92     1/16/1943 54 Q  Tripoli Libya                     Sam Oglesby
12   95     1/31/1943 54 Q  Messina Sicily               James Brereton
13   96     2/  3/1943 54 Q  Palermo Sicily                  Sam Oglesby

    possible additional missions

14 102     3/  1/1943 54 Q  Naples Italy                 Norman Appold
15 103     3/  3/1943 54     Naples Italy                     Delbert Hahn
16 104     3/13/1943 54 Q  Naples Italy                       Edwin Gluck

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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2019 River Cruise

2018 REUNION

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


Attack


Born in Battle