William J. Hatton crew

On April 4, 1943 a 514th crew departed from Soluch in the "Lady Be Good" on a high altitude attack on the harbor at Naples, Italy.

Of the twenty-four B-24s participating in the mission only the Lady Be Good failed to return to Soluch or be accounted for. The only contact with the lost crew was a terse radio distress call shortly after midnight on April 5th.

Left to right:
Hatton, William J.                    791102     Pilot
Toner, Robert F.                      793200    Co-pilot
Hays, Dp                                 730262    Navigator
Woravka, John S.                     731127    Bombardier
Ripslinger, Harold J.             16043686    Engineer
LaMotte, Robert E.               36237913    Radio Operator
Shelley, Jr., Guy E.                33233099    Gunner
Moore, Vernon L.                 35211523    Gunner
Adams, Samuel E.                36318060    Gunner


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.

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2018 REUNION

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CITY : Dayton, Ohio

HOTEL: TBD

2018 reunion details


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Three Crawford Brothers


Liberando: Reflections of a Reluctant Warrior


376th Bomb Group Mission History


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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