Howard Conlee, Mission Dec. 24, 1942

Mission #11 Time 11:10 We took off for the advanced base up by Tobruk at 6:50 on the 23rd. Landed at the advanced base and had dinner out on the ground. We refueled, replaced the landing lights and took off for a moonlight raid on Naples at 19:00. We ran into a bad storm just as we sighted the coast of Italy and were forced to turn back because of ice. We landed back at the advanced base at 03:00 on the 24th. I slept out under the wing until 07:00. We had to replace the right outboard brake expander tube before returning home. I had the honor of flying most of the way home acting as pilot. Received a letter from home when I got back and after reading it I hit the hay.

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.

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2018 REUNION

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CITY : Dayton, Ohio

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376th Bomb Group Mission History


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Ten Men, A "Flying Boxcar," and A War


I Survived Ploesti


A Measure of Life


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Stories of My Life


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