Robert N. McLean, Jr. Mission on June 25, 1944

June 25, 1944 – Sunday

“plenty of Nothin”

Mission #15 – target – submarines and sub pens at Toulon in France.  Takeoff 0510 Landing 1315 (0805) Total combat hours 75:30. Load 5000 lbs.  Remarks:

1)     Target and alternate were covered by clouds

2)     Bombs were jettisoned in the sea because inaccurate bombing could have caused damage and casualties in the three large hospitals in target area

3)     Moreover bombs had to be wasted because gas load was insufficient to carry extra weight back to base.

4)     Moderate and slightly accurate flak encountered

5)     No fighters

6)     No casualties

7)     Statistics – total bomb tonnage dropped to date 49000 lbs (24 ½ tons)

8)     One plane missing (Christenson) last seen heading for Naples


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