Howard Conlee, Mission April 6, 1943

The second raid was to Messina on the 6th. We went over the target at 6:00.P.M. and the raid vas highly successful. The target was the ferry ship. After we had passed over I looked down and all I could see in the target area was a mass of black smoke. The anti aircraft fire was heavy and one boy was killed.

Mission #18 Time 7:45 I saw six ME109's in the air after we had passed over the target but only three attacked us. We were in a good tight formation and they gave up the chase. My total combat time up to now is 161:15.


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