Francis Marchese mission October 16, 1942

Oct. 16,1942

left Lydda at 07:10 A.M. for Bengazai.

over target 1430. ack ack very heavy.

2 ME 109's attacked. no damage

Bombed from 24,000

Ground speed back to Lydda was 360 MPH for 1 hr.

Landed Lydda at 18:30

T.F.T 11:30


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.

Click here to go to their main website.

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.



CITY : Dayton, Ohio


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