Donald Macrae mission September 18, 1943

September 18, 1943  Went on a mission to Piscare. Flew with Welch. We led #3 element in A section. Had Lt Sassa S.2. Officer of the Sqdn with us. Was uneventful. No ack-ack, no fighters, long ride 11 1/2 hours. Flew A.F.G.E. over halfway back. Landed just before dark. One of our wing men started to have engine trouble and went cross country around the boot of Italy. We finally landed safely at a British Field near Tocra. Had supper around 8:30. Went to the Club and was waylayed by K.P. Iverson, who was drunk. Wanted to tell me all his troubles as Operations officer. There are lots of politics going on in the Sqdn. This one wants to fly and that one wants to fly. Squabbling over all these petty things. We have a war to win or do we. It’s not the best man for the job but who has a "friend" at court. Got to bed around 10:00 pm too tired.

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