Robert N. McLean, Jr. Mission on July 31, 1944

July 31, 1944 – Monday


Mission #40 – target – Targovite Oil storage 25 miles west of Ploesti in Romania.  Takeoff 0715 Landing 1425 (0710) total combat hours ((216:40) Load 5000 lbs (explosive B-RDX).  Remarks

1)     Moderate, very accurate flak encountered in Bulgaria over a large factory or mill

2)     No fighters in target area

3)     No fighters

4)     No casualties

5)     Statistics – total bomb tonnage (142,600 lbs)(71.3 tons)

6)     Lt. Clark still grounded.  F/O James again 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.

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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 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