Richard G. Miller

June 1

The natives all wear the white nightshirt affair and a turban, a few wear shoes, but those are the wealthy ones, The night life in Khartoum consists of 3 fair night clubs, they are manned ~ femininely speaking, by Hungarian refugees who act as hostesses. However, they only dance and drink with us; at 11 o'clock they close everything and the hostesses become mistresses of the civil officials.

“T'would take a week to get on the “in" - some of the boys will certainly take it up if we are here long enough. The drinks here are poor - Scotch and soda is the only possibility; they serve brandy for bourbon and some native version of rum. The gin is fair, but the mixings are quite tasteless as are most of the soft drinks here of which there exists ginger beer, a strong version of ginger-ale; lemonade, a tasteless soda water; orange soda, similar to the lemonade. The music of these night spots is furnished by the British troops here- oddly enough, all the music of this country is the jazz of America, possibly because the Americans frequent such places more than others. There is a wicked "kootch" dancer at Gordon's Music Hall. Some of the boys took her home the other night only to be rebuffed by a polite good-night and friendly hand-shake. Oh but give the Air Corps a little more time. There are peddlers all over the streets selling bone for ivory, and painted mahog- any for pure ebony. The Almighty Dollar has been installed in the minds and speech of the natives - all prices for any trinket starts at “fo dollar" and winds up a few piastres (about a nickel). When we go to town, we must ride a crowded, rather quiet camp bus.

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.

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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.

2018 REUNION

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CITY : Dayton, Ohio

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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


Attack


Born in Battle