Joseph J. Bitzer, Mission March 12, 1945

on the 12th went up to drop more bombs on a place called Florisdorf, near Vienna. We didn't much care what kind of bombs were loaded in our bomb bay. They could be a variety of weights and shapes depending on the target. He just needed to know when to open the bomb bay doors and when to toggle the bombs away. Everyone in the crew had his allotted position for takeoff and landing, a position that would result in the least amount of injury in case of an accident. The most dangerous times of flying, except when over the enemy, were landings and takeoffs.

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.

Click here to go to their main website.

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.

2018 REUNION

DATES :  TBD

CITY : Dayton, Ohio

HOTEL: TBD

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