Howard Conlee, Mission Aug 16, 1943

Mission #32 The second Mission was on the 15th and we bombed an airfield Field at Foggia Italy. The ack-ack over the target was medium heavy and we were attacked by about 15 or 20 enemy fighters as we were leaving the target. I saw four enemy fighters shot down and a fifth explode in the air. It was quite exciting for about 50 minutes. There was plenty of action. We lost one ship out of this squadron but the crew (Lt. Hurd's) bailed out safely over Italy. We had one engine go out and returned home on three engines. 21 hours and 35 minutes until I have my time in. Keep your fingers crossed.


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2019 River Cruise


DATES : Sep 13-16

CITY : Dayton, Ohio

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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