Joseph J. Bitzer, Mission March 9, 1945

On the 9th we're to fly across the Adriatic Sea to northern Yugos1avia, the Maribor locomotive depot. At times at our early morning briefing, the Colonel would remind us that "Axis Sally” had announced that she knew where we were going that day and exactly when. "Axis Sally" was the gal we heard on radio occasionally telling us from Germany that our girl-friends back home were dating someone else, so we should just quit and go home. The Colonel wanted us to know that somehow she was getting this information, or making good guesses, but not to worry. So we laughed it off. Anyway, it’s a bit different flying over all that water. Just in case you must land somewhere, it will take a while to get to either side of the Adriatic and dry land. But we made it


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.

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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