James Collison mission June 9, 1943


Wednesday 9


A raid was made this day on the air field at Grabini, Sicily. It was what we call bucksheesh or in other words no fighters or ack-ack. There were supposedly some but we didn't see them. The fellows in the other section did. We carried forty one hundred pounders. The air field was left pretty much torn up. We were to get a fighter escort from Malta but didn't. Had me worried for awhile. There was to be approximately one hundred fighters in the area. There was no mail from Penny much to my disappointment. There was a letter from the office of dependency authorizing me to collect for money taken out checks for allotment. Nice time to get it. ......


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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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