Francis Marchese mission February 7, 1943

Feb. 7, 1943

Left Lg 139 at 12:25 for Naples.

Bombed from 23,500'

Pursuits got one B-24 & I got the pursuit that sent the 24 to its Doom.

Two fighters were shot down in all. Large fires were observed at target. All members of the crew perished.

Landed 139 at 23:25


LM 15:20

Office 238:45


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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2019 River Cruise


DATES : Sep 13-16

CITY : Dayton, Ohio

HOTEL: Crowne Plaza

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