Therman D. Brown mission November 29, 1942

It was surprising how little the enemy did to our forward bases. We were within range of some of their bombers. Our crew was stranded at one of these bases, LG 139 south of Tobruk, on November 29, 1942, shortly after Thanksgiving. The Germans had dropped some spikes on our landing strip puncture our big B-24 tires. The spikes were two strips of metal welded together in the middle. The four ends were sharpened to points and bent in opposite directions so when they lay on the runway, one point would always stick up. The metal was sturdy. No tire could roll over it without a puncture. Ever try to change a B-24 tire? Well I haven't either. We didn't have a spare so we had to wait for one to be flown in.

Liberandos Patch

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