Harry R. Gillett mission February 17, 1944

17 February 1944: "Decided to go on ground support mission to the Anzio Beachhead.

T.O.T. 1210, bombed small stream bed with enemy tanks and artillery. Flak very accurate. We were hit several times. Lt. McClellan hit in leg, he called on the interphone. Our No.3 engine hit and smoking, dropped out of formation.

2 Spitfires gave us cover to Naples. Feathered No.3 engine. Hydraulic system out. Cranked wheels down.

We had a hung bomb and it was armed, had to be released before we could land. Took Lt. McClellan, although wounded, sometime to release bomb over the Sea. Engineer had difficulty in manually unlocking down locks on the gear and cranking gear down. Never sure gear locked down till we touched down. We also couldn’t transfer fuel.

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.

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.

2018 REUNION

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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