42-78138, nos 99 & 05, Minnesota Marge

42-78138 arrived at the 376 sometime in January 1944.  The caption on Wiley Golden's photo is incorrect.  It was Jan 44 and probably San Pan, Italy.

She was assigned RCL 99 and flew missions from April 1944 through June.

On Sep 17, 1944, she was declared war weary and served as a "hack" plane.  She continued to use the RCL of 99.  At some point around January 1, 1945, she and the other "hack" planes were given non-operational RCL.  Marge was given "05".

Photo from Wiley Golden

Above 3 photos from Frank Murray

Griffin, John A., Pilot, left; Carrander, James T.,  Navigator, right

Photo from Paul George

photo from Charlie Andrews, extreme left.

376 ARCHIVES

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.

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2019 River Cruise

2018 REUNION

DATES : Sep 13-16

CITY : Dayton, Ohio

HOTEL: Crowne Plaza

2018 reunion details


previous reunions

For Sale

The Other Doolittle Raid


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


Attack


Born in Battle