Robert N. McLean, Jr. Mission on August 14, 1944

August 14, 1944 – Monday

“Double Jeopardy”

Mission #43 – target – gun positions in the Genoa area.  Takeoff 0715 Landing 1435 (0720)  Total combat hours (240:20) Load 6000 lbs (6-1000). Remarks:

1)     The entire 15th Air Force went after coastal installations along the entire proposed invasion area.  This was the third straight time in three days that the air force hit defensive positions.

2)     Lead bombardier couldn’t locate target, so we made a 360 degree turn and tried again

3)     Again the same thing occurred – target was obscured by huge smoke and clouds

4)     We didn’t drop our bombs and turned for home

5)     Over the coast, moderate, accurate flak was encountered

6)     Hits were scored in the rear bomb bays, several of them hit the bombs.  1 fragment missed a fuse by inches

7)     One hit in Plexiglas nose sprayed glass over bombardier

8)     Casualties none

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


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