42-72846, No. 47, Mammy Yokum

Photo from Walter Bjerklund and Harry Porter

Photo from Harry Porter

Photo from Glynn Hendrix

15/09/43 arrived in theatre (IARC); first mission 23/09/43; CL 15/11/43; repaired; 376 group diary notes that on 12/12/43 that the a/c is ready at Foggia and the 512th was to go pick it up; an assumption was made that this meant that it then served with the 512th (as #39) but it never appears in 512th mission reports, so it actually returned to the 513th and continued as #47; A photograph of #47 dated 20/12/43 reinforces this; Shortly after this date, there was the disastrous Dec 28th mission, where 6 of the 512th planes and crews were lost.  This was followed by a month of inter-squadron transfers and a stand down until early February.  When the 376 resumed ops, #47 was now 42-64474, Little De-Icer. 42-72846 cannot be traced in Group records between 20/12/43 and its W/O date of 27/08/44: the IARC below says CON OS 27/08/44 [photo: HD]

07/08/43 ACP AAF; 09/08/43 Tucson Mod Center; 30/08/43 ACHE A; 15/09/43 GLEN R; 27/08/44 CON OVERSEAS


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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