Robert N. McLean, Jr. Mission on June 2, 1944

June 2, 1944 – Friday


Mission #3,4 – Target – marshalling yards at Simeria in Romania.  Remarks

1)     #3,4 engines smoking en route to target – possibility existed of bailing out over Yugoslavia, however trouble died down after 20 minutes

2)     Purpose of mission – German supply lines pouring material into Romania against Russian front.  Attack was designed to cripple the flow of supplies by bombing this vital rail line

3)     Takeoff 0515, landing 1235 (0720) Total combat hours – 14:05

4)     No flak or fighters encountered

5)     No casualities – load 5000 lbs

6)     Lt. Clark didn’t fly.  Capt. Kohlstedt was pilot – Johnson copilot


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

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