Maurice Johnson, mission June 6, 1944

5. June 6, 1944

Ploesti, Romania - Americano Romano Oil. Refinery, encountered 15 ME-109's and 5 FW190's - P38's engaged until short of fuel. 2 each B-24's shot down by intense flak and fighters. Lt. Estep bailed out crew of one B-24 which circled losing altitude and killed two crew men on parachutes.  Estep escaped Germans and walked out of Yugoslavia 3 months later with broken leg. Third ship badly damaged. We escorted it back to base. Eighteen parachutes seen. Our tail gunner damaged ME-109. Double Credit Mission.


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.



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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