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


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 13-16

CITY : Dayton, Ohio

HOTEL: Crowne Plaza

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


Born in Battle