Howard Conlee, Mission Jul 19, 1943

Mission #30 (only got 1/2 time 5:30) There have been no operations for quite a few days. The last raid was on Rome. We started out in one of the oldest ships on the field and started having engine trouble right away. We managed to get to within I hour of the target and were forced to turn back. We headed for Tunis going directly between Sicily and Sardinia. We had #2 engine feathered and #1 was acting up. It took a lot of sweating and work to get the ship to cripple home.  We threw our ammunition overboard to lessen our load. I had trouble getting the landing gear down and the nose wheel collapsed on landing and we scooted to a stop our nose.


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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2019 River Cruise


DATES : Sep 13-16

CITY : Dayton, Ohio

HOTEL: Crowne Plaza

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