James Collison mission April 10, 1943


Saturday 10


Today it actually happened. I went on my first raid - Naples - was the target. It was very thrilling and not half as frightening as I thought it would be. Coming off the target I was nervous and thought of all the things that could have happened. The entire flight was 9:30 hours-we met fighter opposition-and medium anti-aircraft fire. I'd say there were about twenty to thirty fighters (Me-109 - Macchi-202-200 - one Ju-88). The Ju-88 dropped two light bombs on the formation. Have heard no report as to the damage done. Sgt. Hickey had a bullet from an ME 109 go through his jacket. Plenty close call I'd say. ........


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