Donald Macrae mission May 30, 1943

May 30 – UP by 6:30 AM.  Breakfast and briefed and to the plane by 8:00 AM.  Flew with Major Hoover of 512th who led "A” section.  We took off at 9:00 AM. The Major didn't say much was a good pilot.  After we headed out to sea he put the plane on A.F.C.E. until we started the climb.  Went to Foggia, an airfield in central Italy.  The Major did most of the flying and I am getting indifferent enough to let the pilots do most of the flying. Was a lovely day out. However was a bit of scattered overcast over the target and we never did get a good bomb run.  We brought our bombs back.  Was a rather botched up mission.  On the way back we had a bit of engine trouble due to the fuel transfer system.  Got back OK.  Had supper.  Cleaned up and to bed early.  Was tired.  We were in the air 9 hours and 4 hours at altitude.

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.

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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.

2018 REUNION

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CITY : Dayton, Ohio

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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


Attack


Born in Battle