Robert N. McLean, Jr. Mission on August 6, 1944

August 6, 1944 – Saturday

“Nosey Nazis”

Mission #41 – target – subs and dry docks at Toulon in France.  Takeoff 0800 Landing 1600 (0800) total combat hours (224:40)  Load 5000 lbs (explosive B-RDX) Remarks:

1)     Entire 15th Air Force bomb targets in Southern France and along the Rhone River valley

2)     No fighters met

3)     Flak heavy and accurate – one hit smashed Plexiglas in nose.  Another flak pierced the nose turret glass and hit the nose gunner’s helmet (this was the second time one of our gunners was saved by his helmet) Four or five other holes in wings

4)     Formation dissolved at Corsica to enable us to conserve gas

5)     Casualties none

6)     Statistics – total bomb tonnage (147,600 lbs)(73.8 tons)

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

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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