Hugh Connolly crew

Hugh Connolly crew was assigned to the 513th Squadron.

Standing: Leroy Lutz - Co-pilot, Hugh Connolly - Pilot, Andrew "Scotty" Manson - Navigator, George Dietz - Bombardier.

Middle row: John Schaefer - Tail Gunner, Angelo "Andy" Giordano - Armorer/Nose Gunner, Charles Gerber - Engineer, Al Sawka - Top Turret Gunner.

Front row: Warren LaPanta - Ball Turret Gunner, August Schild - Radio Operator.

Liberandos Patch


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.

Click here to go to their main website.

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.



CITY : Dayton, Ohio


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