Robert N. McLean, Jr. Mission on May 30, 1944

May 30, 1944

“Unfinished Symphony”

Mission #3,4 – Target – Pottendorf Aircraft factory at Pottendorf in Austria. Remarks:

1)     On Taxiing out to runway, right wheel rolled into a hole on the taxi strip, plane collapsed on right wing

2)     Crew double-timed it for fear of exploding bombs or fire or both.

3)     Damage considerably damaged – Nose wheel flat, #4 engine and prop extensively battered, plane seems good for salvage

4)     Crew was scheduled for this mission with only four hours of uninterrupted sleep, due to air raid alarm

5)     Accident due to lack of sleep and case of head-up and locked

6)     Casualties none

7)     Lost one plane, possibility that five or more bailed out


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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The Liberandos

Three Crawford Brothers

Liberando: Reflections of a Reluctant Warrior

376th Bomb Group Mission History

The Last Liberator

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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