Robert N. McLean, Jr. Mission on July 7, 1944

July 7, 1944 – Friday

“enginuity”

Mission #25 – target – Zagreb marshalling yards in Yugoslavia.  Takeoff 0500 Landing 1025 (0525)  Total combat Hours (125:05) Load 5000 lbs.  Purpose of mission – to act as a decoy in order to distract fighters from attacking the main part of the 15th, which was out to bomb oil targets in Southeast Germany.  Also to blast the 500 cars in the yards (our mission purpose).  Remarks:

1)     One hour from target, #2 engine ran out of oil and had to be feathered.  #3 engine started smoking.  We were ordered to turn back.

2)     Bombs were dropped ‘safe’ over Yugoslav mountains

3)     Little flak, but no fighters encountered

4)     No casualties

5)     Statistics - total bomb tonnage (84,800 lbs)(42.4 tons)

6)     Mission credit granted

7)     Halfway mark reached

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.

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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2018 REUNION

DATES :  TBD

CITY : Dayton, Ohio

HOTEL: TBD

2018 reunion details


previous reunions

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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