Charles Lowry crew

Charles Lowry crew was assigned to the 513th Squadron.

Back row left to right: Fred Marsh- nose gunner; Harry Fritz- tail gunner; Ken Child- engineer; Nick Maranno- waist gunner; George Monroe- radio operator/top turret gunner
Front row left to right- Joe Martinez- ball turret gunner; Steve Donnelly- navigator; Charles "Chuck" Lowery- pilot; Gene "Candy" Cantrell- co-pilot; Ted Versuk- bombardier.

This crew was shot down and crashed near the target on August 10, 1944 on mission to the Ploesti, Romania oil refineries. The entire crew bailed out and were taken captive. They were held POW for 44 days until they were liberated by the Russian Army. George Monroe was on leave the day they were shot down and Joe Alan was the radio operator and top turret gunner that day.


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