Robert N. McLean, Jr. Mission on June 22, 1944

June 22, 1944 – Thursday

“Installation Conflagration”

Mission #13 – target – bridge at Cadroipa in Northern Italy – takeoff 0730 Landing 1350 (620) Total combat hours (6210) Load 6000 lbs (6 1000 lb)  Remarks:

1)     Codroipa was 7 tenths covered by clouds, so alternate objective Forli-Ronco Airdrome installation was bombed.  This target was also in Northern Italy

2)     Bucksheesh – no flak, no fighters

3)     Just prior to landing tail gunner accidentally lodged his heated suit in the elevator control cable, crack up was luckily avoided

4)     Casualties none

5)     Large fires visible

6)     This was the first time “Ole John Silver”  had been on a mission since our first mission to Weiner-Neustadt.  It was repaired in two weeks.  We will insist on flying “ole John” because we liked the way the crippled ship brought us back safely.

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

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CITY : Dayton, Ohio

HOTEL: TBD

2018 reunion details


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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


Attack


Born in Battle