Julian Boyce crew

Julian Boyce crew was assigned to the 513th Squadron.

Front: Don E. Finter - Engineer (Missouri), Rudy Hernandez - Armorer Gunner (Texas),

Back: Hal Muller - (Not in Crew, New York), Dick McDowell - Bombardier (New Jersy), Al Sinclair - Co-Pilot ( Replaced by Herbie Hackett), William D. Hathaway - Navigator (Mass.), George DePuty - Asst. Radio Operator (Delaware), Julian Boyce - Pilot (Virginia), Roy Despain - Radio Operator (California), George Taczak - Assistant Engineer (Ohio), Leon Tabor - Tail Gunner (New Mexico).

"...a picture of my crew taken in Havana shortly before we went overseas to join the 514th. We flew 13 missions from June 2 to June 24, 1944 when we were shot down after bombing Ploesti at which time the pictured crew had changed somewhat. Hernandez had been killed by fighters coming back from Ploesti on June 6. Boyce and Hackett our regular pilot and co-pilot did not fly with us that day. They were replaced by Herman Hucke of New York. Also flying with us that day were Ben Matthews of New York and Robert Kemerley of Ohio..."

From Left to Right: (Unknown), (Unknown), Christian, Hampton, William Hathaway and McCabe. Copacabana Club, New York, September 1944.


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