Robert N. McLean, Jr. Mission on July 30, 1944

July 30, 1944 – Sunday

“No Hun – no fuss”

Mission #39 – target – Liepe-Budafeuzta oil refinery in Southern Hungary.  Takeoff 0655 landing 1305 (0610) total combat hours (209:30) Load 5000 lbs (explosive B-RDX) Remarks:

1)     While the main force of the 15th went to the Budapest area, we were to act as a decoy to lure fighters away

2)     Our target was completely demolished

3)     No flak- no fighters- Buckssheesh

4)     Casualties none

5)     Statistics – total bomb tonnage (137,600 lbs)(68.8 tons)

6)     Lt. Clark was still grounded due to fever.  F/O James replaced him as co-pilot


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.



CITY : Dayton, Ohio


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


Born in Battle