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.


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.



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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