Theodore D. Drazkowski

Ted is in center; Robert Krager is on right.

Ted provided the photo.

Theodore D. Drazkowski was a replacement gunner with the John Payne.  He was one of two survivors when Payne's plane was shot down on January 11, 1943.  Click here to read his account of the mission.

Ted spoke of his experiences in 1990:

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4


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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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