Joseph J. Bitzer, Mission April 9, 1945

on the 9th enemy troops got hit hard by countless planes, our bombers, smaller bombers, and fighters. This softens up the ground forces so our men on the ground can move up, and mop up. I would say at that time the front lines extended across Italy anywhere from Genoa or Pisa (that's where the tower leans, someone must have flown by it too fast), to San Marino or Ancona. The lines would be defined by a river, like the Po, a town, or a mountain range.


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