41-11601 Hellzapoppin

Hellzapoppin, serial number 41-11601, was one of the 23 HALPRO B-24s. Her RCL was #23.

She was lost on her 9th mission. She crash landed on her return to base.  Howard Sturkie was the pilot.

Photo from Albert Story

Crash on August 1, 1942

photo from Robert Coutre

photo by Martin Metzler

Missions Flown

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

1 20 7/13/1942 23 X       Benghazi Libya                         John Wilkinson
2 22 7/15/1942 23 X       Benghazi Libya                         Sam Oglesby
3 26 7/19/1942 23 X       Tobruk Libya                            Walter Clark
4 28 7/21/1942 23          Suda Bay Crete                         Edward Crouchley
5 30 7/23/1942 23          Benghazi Libya                         John Carmack
6 32 7/25/1942 23 X       Tobruk Libya                            Mark Mooty
7 34 7/28/1942 23 X       Suda Bay Crete                         George Whitlock
8 36 7/30/1942 23 U       Suda Bay Crete                         Therman Brown
9 37 8/  1/1942 23          Convoy Mediterranean             Howard Sturkie

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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