Robert N. McLean, Jr. Mission on July 27, 1944

July 27, 1944 – Thursday

“Promotion Commotion”

Mission #38 – target – Mannfred Weiss aircraft and armament works at Budapest in Hungary.  Takeoff 0545 Landing 1235 (0650) total combat hours (203:20) Load 5000 lbs.  remarks:

1)     The entire 15th Air Force concentrated their attack in the Budapest area

2)     Flak was fairly accurate and moderate at target

3)     Fighters (10 Me-109s) made one sweep at our formation and then were chased by P-51s

4)     Almost all of Budapest was smoking and burning

5)     4 flak holes in ship only little more than dents

6)     Casualties none

7)     Statistics – total bomb tonnage (132,600 lbs)(66.3 tons)

8)     Lt. R. J. Morgenbesser promoted to rank of 1st Lt.

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