Robert N. McLean, Jr. Mission on June 10, 1944

June 10, 1944 – Saturday

“wasting the Taxpayers Money”

Mission #10 – target – oil refinery at Trieste in Italy.  Takeoff 0600 landing 1230 total time (0630) total combat hours 4450  load 5000 lbs.  Remarks:

1)     Trieste was effectively plastered by the first wave of bombers, so we chose the alternate objective at Ancora in Italy.  Our target was the marshalling yards

2)     Mission was a washout because bombs fell beyond the target

3)     Purpose to further cripple Hitler’s lines of supply in order to hamper the retreating Nazis in Italy

4)     No flak, no fighters

5)     Bucksheesh

6)     No casualties

7)     Sgt. Graff grounded due to chills and fever

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