Roger Arendsee the mission of August 17, 1944

Roger Arendsee notes on the mission of August 17, 1944.

oil refineries at Ploesti, Romania. "Bombed" from 24,500' but boy! oh boy! did they ever have our range. Flak was extra terrific and was mostly 105. Sounded like someone throwing shovel full of pebbles on a tin roof. We only got about five small holes. one of which cut interphone wires. Our group lost four planes. Last time the group went to Ploesti the group lost seven planes four from our squadron. One crew got back from Yugoslavia.


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


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


Born in Battle