NAME TP - M# SER - BLK - MF

SERIAL #

AF

BG

BS

SC RCL/# V#-P

PHOTO CREDITS

"085"

B

-

24

J

-

10

-

CO 42-73085

15

376 512 ~ 20 01-1

NARA

Starboard (Right) Side - RYAF Roundel
Lost in midair collision (22 Aug 44) with 44-40502 and crashed east of Jijevo village, near Knin.

Info Contributor - James A. Leddy
Caption Reads: "In the shadow of the Liberator bombers, a gift from the United States, the enlisted men of the Yugoslavian Air Force (RYAF) stand formation prior to the presentation ceremonies at John Payne Airport, Cairo, Egypt."

Info Contributor - Ed Clendenin
The RYAF (Royal Yugoslav Air Force) was assigned to the 376 BG / 512 BS in Oct 43. The RYAF B-24s flew as #20 thru #23. #23 is the only one to have survived the war. The planes were manned by all Yugoslav crews, except for an occasional "Yankee". There were more officers than enlisted men in the RYAF group, so many of the enlisted men's stations were manned by officers. My Dad, 1Lt Edward F. Clendenin (Pilot), and most of the other pilots who flew missions with them were awarded honorary RYAF wings.

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