Rubert Cornay crew

Rubert Cornay crew was assigned to the 514th Squadron.

Rubert Cornay - Pilot, Willis H. "Bill" Jones - Co-Pilot, Rene Boyles - Navigator, Gerald Suson - Bombardier, Willard Helmar - Engineer, Robert Orner - Radio Operator, Chancey Fielder - Gunner, Verne Cook - Gunner, Roland Detrick - Gunner, Edgar Carney - Gunner.

(The two officers identified in this photo are: Rubert Cornay at the front row left and next Willis "Bill" Jones.)

The entire crew died in a freak landing accident November 1, 1944 in San Pancrazio, Italy during their first mission.

The below picture was provided by the Rene Boyles family.  Rene is standing on the left.

376 ARCHIVES

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.

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.

Donate directly to the 376 Endowment

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2018 REUNION

DATES :  TBD

CITY : Dayton, Ohio

HOTEL: TBD

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


Attack


Born in Battle