Donald Macrae mission July 16, 1943

July 16, 1943 Was up at 6:30AM. Breakfast, were briefed to go to Bari Airfield in Italy. Took off at 9:20 but had to turn back around at 11:00 because of engine trouble. The wind was blowing pretty hard on landing and there was a 1ft of dust. The wind and dust kept up all day. I felt pretty tired and dirty. Tried to get transportation into town. None was available so took a dip in the ocean which was very refreshing. Had supper. Diary. Wrote some letters. Was a terribly windy' day and the dust blew everywhere. Mess has been poor lately. Fruits and vegetables have been very absent. Sure miss them in my diet. After supper went with Iverson to check the ship. By that time the missions had returned. It was a good thing we didn’t go, for our group 1ost three ships. Two were from 513 and Hinson and his crew were one of them. To bed around 10:00 PM.

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

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