William J. McCarty

William J. McCarty was the radio operator on Melvin Sossaman's crew, 512th Squadron.

This is a shot of Bill and two pals, presumably at their base in Italy.  Bill is in the middle.; Robert D. Willis, left.

This is a shot of Bill and four unidentified pals, presumably at their base in Italy.  Bill is on the far right.

This is a crew shot of the "The Bad Penny" crew. Bill is top row, third from left.  The rest of the crew, the pilot, and the tail number of the aircraft are unknown.

Historian's note: The date was February 15, 1945.  The plane is serial number 42-51183, RCL #26, "The Bad Penny."  The crew was the Sossaman crew.

This is a shot of an unidentified pal of Bill, presumably at the base in Italy.  Note the 512th squadron logo in the background.  This person was also in the photo of Bill and two unidentified pals. 

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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.

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.

2018 REUNION

DATES :  TBD

CITY : Dayton, Ohio

HOTEL: TBD

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