Robert N. McLean, Jr. Mission on July 4, 1944

July 4, 1944 – Tuesday

“Independence Day celebration with skyrockets”

Mission #23 – target – railroad bridge over the Argesue River in Pitesti Romania.  Takeoff 0645 Landing 1355 (0710) total combat hours  (111--) Load 6000 lbs (6 1000) remarks

1)     Our  squadron borrowed several ships from the 513th because we were short

2)     The mission was our 5th in three days.  This was the hardest we’ve been worked to date.

3)     No flak no fighters Bucksheesh

4)     Target destroyed

5)     No casualties

6)     Statistics – total bomb tonnage (74,800 lbs (37.4 tons)

7)     We are very weary

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