Leonard J. Deranleau

Leonard J. Deranleau was a gunner in the William Shannon crew. They were in the 513 squadron.

The above image came from his FInd-a-grave web page.

Leonard wrote abut his experiences in a book titled "Memories of an aerial gunner and former P.O.W. #2272"  A copy was donated to the Veterans History Project at the Library of Congress.  Click here to go to page 1 of that narrative.

In the this narrative, he wrote about his missions.  Click on a date to read about that mission:

February 4, 1944

February 20, 1944

February 22, 1944

February 23, 1944


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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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