Lonnis Hicks crew

Lonnis Hicks crew was assigned to the 514th Squadron.  The above picture was provided by Marcus Fay's son, Mark.  Two of the men are known:

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Hicks, Lonnis O.
Fay, Marcus J.
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Pilot, Dept 1024
Co-pilot, Dept 1024

The remaining men and their positions are:

Officers
Dunn, William G.
Beck, Donald E.

Enlisted
Ross, Edwin S.
Reech, Nolan J.
Wright, Willard K.
Burbick, William (NMI)
Doherty, Jr., Michael F.
Banfield, Tunnis G.


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Navigator, Dept 1034
Bombardier, Dept 1035


Engineer, Dept 748
Radio Operator, Dept 757
Waist Gunner, Dept 612
Waist Gunner, Dept 612
Ball Turret, Dept 612
Tail Turret, Dept 612

Along with the photo, Mark wrote the following:

I think that the B-24 in the photo was the one they flew from the US to the Azores in 1944 but it had nose wheel problems and they got a different plane to fly from there.  I think they went on to Africa then to Italy. They were shot down on 6 Dec. 1944. Dad, Hicks and Reech, navigator, were the only survivors.  Dad and Hicks were POW’s and were in Stalag 7a.

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.

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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