Donald Langer crew

Donald Langer crew transferred from the 8th Air Force and was assigned to the 515th Squadron.  The Langer crew arrived at the 376th HBG on Oct 30, 1944. There are no known photos of the crew

The crew members were:

Langer, Donald F.              743036    Pilot
Withers, Carl R.                  711289    Co-pilot
Cress, Curg K.                  2064224    Navigator
Bellis, Milton D.                  780208    Bombardier

Daley, Marion H.             14085097    Engineer
Kane, Edward R.              32091003    Radio
Strittmatter, Raymon L.    38429082    Tail
Salmala, Chester G.          37583912    Gunner
Enos, Edgar S.                  33750522    Ball
Kneller, Ronald B.             37683447    Nose

Withers was not on board the plane when it was lost. The co-pilot was:
Vanvakerides, Gregory    T    823741    Copilot

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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