Donald Macrae mission October 5, 1943

October 5, 1943  Tuesday. Rained early in the morning. Had breakfast 7:00am. Briefed 9:30a.m. Eleusis Aerodrome near Athens. Took off 11:00 am. Target around 2:15pm. Was on the left wing so let Fontaine (the Co-Pilot) fly over the target. It was rough for us. We were in 2nd element in lead sev1ion (A). The ack-ack wasn't too bad but enemy got 3 of our B-24's out of B Section. Watched one of the ships catch on fire and disintegrate. Watched the fighters make repeated sweeps on I and watched parachutes open up as the men left the plane. Our gunners got several of the fighters. Was rather pretty flying back over the c1ouds. Hard to realize that on1y a few hours ago we were hurling death across the skies. Were interrogated at 5:30pm and had supper. Saw a movie. It had rained while we were away and settled the dust a bit. Latest information is that we may be here for several weeks. Maybe 30 days. B25 and P38 Groups have moved over to Gambut.

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