I have this B-24 listed with the 374BS. The crew pictured with this nose art is also posed in front of DAMSEL EASY 374BS and UBANGI BAG III 374BS. Miles is kneeling, 2nd from left in front of TIME WILL TELL; kneeling, far right in front of DAMSEL EASY; standing, 2nd from right in front of UBANGI BAG III.
I am unfamiliar with the "Lone Wolf" claim. I asked my father, and he has no such recollection, either. All the squadrons sent single B-24s out on anti-shipping patrols over the South China Sea, from Saigon to Formosa. Late in the War, all the radar equipped "snoopers" were transferred to the 373BS for combat operations, while the 374, 375, & 425 BSs were used for Hump supply missions. In July 1945, the 373BS was transferred to the 7AF 494BG on Okinawa. Maybe then, they called themselves the Lone Wolf squadron?
son of S/Sgt. Herbert Gross, 14AF 308BG 375BS, engineer/gunner on 42-73243 VITAMIN-P II and other B-24s in China 1943-1944
post edited by VitaminP - 2013/01/02 02:47:27