Richard G. Miller Mission July 21, 1942

July 22.

Went on a visit to the Isle of Crete with Crouchley and crew.

Left here (Lydda) at 4:00 p.m. and flew straight out into the Med, then up across Crete and hit the Bay of Suda - back by 12:30 midnight. Had 9 of our ships and 6 Libs. Think we did a bit damage, but the dust and smoke hampered our observation. Crete is a long, narrow island; but mountains 8,000 ft. high and is so rugged that there are still some British troops in the mountains. They live a normal life, evading capture, living partly from supplies dropped to them by reconnaisance planes; they hope to eventually steal a boat and paddle straight across the Med to Egypt. The last one to get out came in about a month ago. He was in sad shape - but free!! Was covered with sores as the result of a steady diet of goat and not much else. Of course, he will be sent to England and given an easy job, if any, for the duration. Now I have a little more than 114 hours of combat flying, which is as much or more than anyone in the outfit.

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