James Collison mission June 13, 1943


Sunday 13


Today we went on the mission to Grabini airdome and what a time we had-I am very thankful and grateful for the fact we are all here and that I am able to write about it. Today we took the worst pounding ever-that is our ship-twenty seven holes-two men with slight flesh wounds. (Piper Whitesides) control cable cut in half, radio shot out. It was all done by ack ack (anti aircraft) in the period of about thirty seconds. I hope it doesn't happen again for we might not be lucky. The air field was left a total wreck-worse than the other day. There was a letter today from Mother. Didn't say much but I was glad to get it just the same. ......


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

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The Liberandos

Three Crawford Brothers

Liberando: Reflections of a Reluctant Warrior

376th Bomb Group Mission History

The Last Liberator

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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