41-11596 Brooklyn Rambler

Brooklyn Rambler, serial number 41-11596, was one of the 23 HALPRO B-24s.  She carried RCL #2.  It participated in HALPRO's first mission, the June 12, 1942 raid on the Ploesti oilfields.  The pilot of the crew was Nathan Brown, Jr.  Running low on fuel, her crew landed in Turkey, where they were interred until May 1943.

Brooklyn Rambler was "hijacked" by some of the interred crew members and flown to Crete.

Sometime during its return to Turkey, the nose gear collapsed and the plane nosed into the runway.

Click here to read Wilbur West's account of the "hijack."

Liberandos Patch


The website 376bg.org is NOT our site nor is it our endowment fund.

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.

Donate directly to the 376 Endowment

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My Trip to San Pancrazio

October 2019


NOTE change in month !!!

DATES: Oct 26-29, 2023

CITY:Tucson, AZ

HOTEL: Double Tree Suites Airport hotel

7051 South Tucson Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85756


Click here to read about the reunion details.

previous reunions

For Sale

The Other Doolittle Raid

The Broken Wings of Zlatibor

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

Bombardier's Diary

Lost Airmen

Langdon Liberando