Donald Macrae mission May 21, 1943

May 21  Up by 4:30 AM.  Breakfast and briefed and took off around 7:30 Am.  Flew with Beck.  He did most of the flying and I had rather a nice ride.  About l/2 hour before target #4 engine was leaking bad so we had to return.  #1 was also in bad shape.  Feathered #4.  Got rid of the bombs in the ocean and came home around 2:00 PM.  I was tired so slept til supper.  After supper laid around a bit.  Put in an appearance at the usual places, and it looks like it is paying dividends.  Tomorrow I am to be a co-pilot on the "Tel Aviv Special" a plane that takes personnel to and from Palestine for 'leaves’.  It will make a change. We invited our friends from the Royal Engineers to the movies.  "Casablanca" was showing and the film was excellent.  Spent a while at the club. Drank a few scotch and sodas and saw our guests off.  Little more time in the Club and to bed.  (Its a he11 of a way to live)


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.

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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 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