Maurice Johnson, mission July 15, 1944

26. July 15, 1944

Romano Americano Oil Refinery - Ploesti, Romania - Target smoked in, bombs caused some damage, heavy flak, radio operator in top turret hit in neck, shoulder and upper arm by flak. Unconscious and heavy bleeding. This occurred after we came off target by one isolated flak gun. We later put a 2000 lb. RDX bomb on this gun on the next Ploesti mission we flew, completely destroying the gun emplacement. Top turret gunman was given first aid by pilot and bombardier while co-pilot flew plane. He never flew again, returned to States for treatment.


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