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.

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.

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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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