Richard G. Miller Mission July 15, 1942

July 16

We left here, went to Fayid and bombed up. Started out with a seven ship formation plus seven Liberators. After flying nearly three hours of gruelling formation we, (our ship), developed quite a gas leak out of No. 3 engine and we had to turn back. The remainder went on and bombed Bg and returned to report on Liberator down from Ak-Ak - they really are getting tough over there.

Sibert went to the hospital with flu symptoms. I volunteered to go out tomorrow in another ship. Most of the outfit thinks I'm nuts and maybe they have their points, but I came over to fight and by God I'll not fourflush like most of our outfit is now doing. It is my opinion this outfit has nearly shot its bolt - the men are too old and have too many responsibilities at home - they look for excuses to turn back now - When I criticize this, I get thoroughly talked down, but I still can't see assuring my safety and sticking another buddy's neck out doing it. And when a ship leaves a formation and turns back for any reason but dire trouble, he is welshing, for it weakens hell out of a bombardment group when even one falls out. --- Was thinking today of the things I miss but don't realize until I stop to consider it. Small things like a mattress, sheet, pillow, hot water (haven't had hot water to shave or bathe with since leaving the ,States), etc.

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