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.

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.

Click here to go to their main website.

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.

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