Robert Jackman Mission March 31, 1945

3/31/45 – Linz Austria, B24 (J) #75 ( Flamin Maniac ) 7 hours 20 minutes,Flew at 23,500 feet
Temp. -30 degrees, Flack intense and accurate, 8/10 Coverage. Flew with Lt. Hatem. Had closest call when flack burst next to my head about ½ inch away and threw glass all around, Knocked me to the floor. Two ships went down. Bombardier Killed. One ship downed at Zara. Enemy Fighters seen in Udine area. Hydraulic system shot out, Super chargers shot out. #3 and #4 engines lost
But repaired with 16 inch Manifold pressure. Fire in bomb bay, Gear cranked down, Flaps Pumped down, Doors cranked open. No Brakes. Over 30 major Flack holes

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

DATES :  TBD

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