Donald Macrae mission October 7, 1943

October 7, 1943 Up 5:30am and had breakfast. Went to the ship. Everything more or less in confusion. Took off 7:30am Cairo time. I flew on the lead ships right wing. The weather was good. The ship OK and Pilot was one of the new pilots. He proved to be OK. Out of 9 ships in A section only 3 got over the target. They had ball turrets and sure 1ooked good. Target was Maritza Aerodrome in Rhodes. The 98th was to follow us in. We were to pick up P-38 cover at Gambut if they could spare us the ship.  They didn’t go with us but saw them passing us going to the target as we were going home. Had McAtee's crew - an old crew, good boys. Mission was successful. Had been a veritable dust storm while we were away. Was windy on landing. Dusty and poor visibility. Everything OK. Had supper. Hitched to town for a shower, but had to walk from Bomber Command to Berka 11. Two or more miles.

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.

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

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376th Bomb Group Mission History


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I Survived Ploesti


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Stories of My Life


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