James Collison mission July 5, 1943


Monday 5


Today our mission went out and what a time we had. I have never seen so much flak in one place in my life-looked like we were approaching a thunderstorm and believe me we did. I am very thankful that we came out of it unscathed. I was very nervous and upset before and after the mission. Tried to write Penny a letter-but it wasn't very good. There was no mail today but expect some in a couple of days. Went for a swim ...... I pray that the mission which is to go out tomorrow is a success. .....


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.

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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.



CITY : Dayton, Ohio


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