Wilbur W. Mayhew

Wilbur Mayhew was a gunner on the Max Fennell crew.

In the 376 Memory book, he wrote about the January 31, 1943 mission.

He also provided a manuscript entitle "Battlefields Galore."  Click on a section or a mission to read about it.

Early Years

December 1941

January 1942

February 1942

March 1942

April 1942

June 1942 - He leaves India for the Middle East

July 1942 - 1st Provisional Group is created

August 1, 1942 - mission

August-Sept 1942

September 13-14, 1942 - mission

September 1942

Editor's comments - On October 7, 1942, Fennel, the crew, and their B-24 were returned to India.  They flew several missions against the Japanese.  Their exploits are part of the history of the 7th Bomb Group.  Wilbur's recount of that time is not included her.

The crew and plane would return in early November 1942.

November, 1942

November 11, 1942 - mission

November, 1942 - part 2

25 November 1942 - Ferry mission, not a 376 mission

26 November 1942 - Ferry mission, not a 376 mission

11 December 1942 - Ferry mission, not a 376 mission

Gura, Eritrea repair depot

January 2, 1943 - mission

January 12, 1943 - mission

January 20, 1943 - mission

January 31, 1943 - mission (see above) and the post mission discussion

Homeward bound


His missions:

2 May 1942

5 May 1942

9 May 1942

15 May 1942

1 Aug. 1942

6 Aug. 1942

27 Aug. 1942

13 Sept. 1942

1 Oct. 1942

21 Oct. 1942

27 Oct. 1942

29 Oct. 1942

11 Nov. 1942

18 Nov. 1942

25 Nov. 1942

26 Nov. 1942

27 Nov. 1942

7 Dec. 1942

11 Dec. 1942

12/13 Dec. 1942

20 Dec. 1942

2 Jan. 1943

6 Jan. 1943

7 Jan. 1943

8 Jan. 1943

16 Jan. 1943

20 Jan. 1943

31 Jan. 1943

Reconnaissance over the Arabian Sea

Reconnaissance over the Arabian Sea

Reconnaissance over the Arabian Sea

Reconnaissance over the Arabian Sea

Convoy in the Mediterranean Sea

Tobruk, Libya

Convoy in the Mediterranean Sea

Tobruk, Libya

Convoy in the Mediterranean Sea

Linsi coal mines, China

Myitkyina, Burma

Rangoon, Burma

Troop transport in the Mediterranean Sea

Benghazi, Libya

Ferried Generals to Malta

Ferried Generals to Algiers, Algeria

Ferried Generals to Cairo, Egypt

Tripoli, Libya

Ferried Generals to Algiers, Algeria

Ferried Generals to Cairo, Egypt

Sousse, Tunisia

Castelli Pediada Airdrome, Crete

Palermo, Sicily

Palermo, Sicily

Bizerte, Tunisia

Tripoli, Libya

Tripoli, Libya

Messina, Sicily