Charles E. Irwin

Charles E. Irwin was a ball turret gunner on the Ben Konsynski crew. They were in the 513 squadron.

Charles wrote a brief summary of his time with the 376:

I joined the 376th Bomb Group, 513th sq. in early Oct. 1943 in North Africa. I feel I was very lucky to be a member of Lt. Ben Konsynski' s crew and to be flying in a great aircraft like #42 (Flame MeGoon).

Charles wrote his recollection of the November 2, 1943 mission.  Click here to read it.


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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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2019 River Cruise


DATES : Sep 19-22

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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