Donald Macrae mission September 12, 1943

September 12, 1943  Today's briefing 7:00am and I flew as Campbell's co-pilot. We bombed an airfield on the island of Rhodes to deny it to the Germans. The Italian fleet has now surrendered at Malta and the peace terms are more public. I still don't feel too well. Flew half of the time. Got nearly 8 hours. The air was bumpy and there were clouds on the way out but cleared up at the target and at altitude. Back at 5:00 pm. Had supper. Read from a new Time Magazine Jane had mailed me. Wrote in the diary and to bed 10:00 pm.


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