James H. Leaman

James H. Leaman was the armorer/gunner on the John Payne crew.

James kept a diary of his time overseas.  We only have copies of the first 2 months and the last few months.  For those dates that covered the missions, his notes are presented here.  Click on the date to read those for that mission.

June 12, 1942

June 15, 1942

June 26, 1942

July 4, 1942

July 6, 1942

July 15, 1942

July 19, 1942

July 23, 1942

August 1, 1942

August 4, 1942

August 30, 1942


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.

Donate directly to the 376 Endowment

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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