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

August 30, 1944 – Wednesday

“Yugoslav Joy Ride”

Mission #45 – target – Railroad bridge at Caprija in Yugoslavia.  Takeoff  0705 Landing 1205 (0500) Total combat hours (255:45)  Load 6000 lbs (3-2000) Purpose: to blast the escape route of the Germans fleeing from Romania, Bulgaria, Greece, and Yugoslavia.  Remarks:

1.     Bombing was done by seven plane boxes.

2.     We were deputy lead of our box

3.     Bucksheesh no flak no fighters

4.     This was the shortest mission thus far

5.     This is the easiest mission up to date

6.     For the first time, we carried 2000 pounders – S-2 reported that the 1000 pounders were ineffective against rugged steel bridges

7.     Casualties none

8.     Statistics – Total bomb tonnage (167,600)(83.3 tons)

9.     Sgt. Graf was grounded due to a stomach ailment

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