Missions Flown

The following is a list of the 451 missions flown by the 376th HBG.  Click on the date to view details of that particular mission.

Click here to see a list of the targets reached by HALPRO, the 1st Provisional Group, and the 376th Bomb Group.

1942

1942 12 June

1942 15 June

1942 21 June

1942 24 June

1942 25 June

1942 26 June

1942 28 June

1942 29 June

1942 01 July

1942 02 July

1942 03 July a

1942 03 July b

1942 04 July

1942 06 July a

1942 06 July b

1942 08 July a

1942 08 July b

1942 09 July

1942 11 July

1942 13 July a

1942 13 July b

1942 15 July a

1942 15 July b

1942 17 July a

1942 17 July b

1942 19 July

1942 20 July

1942 21 July

1942 22 July

1942 23 July a

1942 23 July b

1942 25 July

1942 27 July

1942 28 July

1942 30 July a

1942 30 July b

1942 01 August

1942 04 August

1942 06 August

1942 24 August

1942 27 August

1942 30 August

1942 01 Sep

1942 03 Sep

1942 07 Sep

1942 09 Sep

1942 13 Sep a

1942 13 Sep b

1942 16 Sep

1942 22 Sep

1942 27 Sep

1942 01 Oct

1942 06 Oct

1942 09 Oct

1942 11 Oct

1942 12 Oct

1942 14 Oct

1942 16 Oct a

1942 16 Oct b

1942 20 Oct a

1942 20 Oct b

1942 26 Oct

1942 30 Oct b

1942 01 Nov

1942 02 Nov

1942 04 Nov

1942 06 Nov a

1942 06 Nov b

1942 11 Nov

1942 14 Nov

1942 15 Nov

1942 18 Nov

1942 21 Nov

1942 26 Nov

1942 29 Nov

1942 04 Dec

1942 07 Dec

1942 11 Dec

1942 15 Dec

1942 20 Dec

1942 24 Dec

1942 28 Dec

1943

1943 02 Jan

1943 07 Jan

1943 08 Jan

1943 11 Jan

1943 16 Jan

1943 20 Jan

1943 26 Jan

1943 31 Jan

1943 03 Feb

1943 07 Feb

1943 10 Feb

1943 15 Feb

1943 20 Feb

1943 24 Feb

1943 01 March

1943 03 March

1943 13 March

1943 23 March

1943 01 April

1943 02 April

1943 04 April

1943 06 April

1943 10 April

1943 12 April

1943 15 April

1943 16 April

1943 17 April

1943 18 April

1943 26 April

1943 28 April

1943 30 April

1943 01 May

1943 04 May

1943 06 May

1943 09 May

1943 11 May

1943 13 May

1943 21 May

1943 24 May

1943 25 May

1943 28 May

1943 30 May

1943 04 June

1943 06 June

1943 09 June

1943 13 June

1943 17 June

1943 19 June

1943 21 June

1943 24 June

1943 27 June

1943 02 July

1943 05 July

1943 06 July

1943 08 July

1943 09 July

1943 11 July

1943 13 July

1943 14 July

1943 16 July

1943 19 July

1943 01 August

1943 13 August

1943 16 August

1943 19 August

1943 21 August

1943 23 August

1943 25 August

1943 28 August

1943 31 August

1943 03 Sept

1943 08 Sept

1943 09 Sept

1943 10 Sept

1943 12 Sept

1943 14 Sept

1943 15 Sept

1943 16 Sept

1943 17 Sept

1943 18 Sept

1943 20 Sept

1943 22 Sept

1943 01 October

1943 04 October

1943 05 October

1943 07 October

1943 08 October

1943 09 October

1943 10 October

1943 14 October

1943 19 October

1943 21 October

1943 24 October

1943 30 October

1943 02 November

1943 09 November

1943 10 November

1943 11 November

1943 15 November

1943 24 November

1943 25 November

1943 26 November

1943 28 November

1943 29 November

1943 01 Dec

1943 02 Dec

1943 03 Dec

1943 06 Dec

1943 08 Dec

1943 10 Dec

1943 14 Dec

1943 15 Dec

1943 16 Dec

1943 19 Dec

1943 20 Dec

1943 25 Dec

1943 28 Dec

1944

1944   4 Feb

1944   8 Feb

1944 10 Feb

1944 14 Feb

1944 16 Feb

1944 17 Feb

1944 20 Feb

1944 22 Feb

1944 23 Feb

1944 25 Feb

1944 02 March

1944 07 March

1944 11 March

1944 15 March

1944 17 March

1944 18 March

1944 19 March

1944 24 March

1944 28b March

1944 29 March

1944 30 March

1944 02 April

1944 03 April

1944 04 April

1944 05 April

1944 07 April

1944 12 April

1944 13 April

1944 15 April

1944 16 April

1944 17 April

1944 20 April

1944 23 April

1944 24 April

1944 25 April

1944 28 April

1944 29 April

1944 30 April

1944 02 May

1944 06 May

1944 07 May

1944 10 May

1944 12 May

1944 13 May

1944 14 May

1944 17 May

1944 18 May

1944 19 May

1944 22 May

1944 23 May

1944 24 May

1944 25 May

1944 26 May

1944 27 May

1944 29 May

1944 30 May

1944 31 May

1944 02 June

1944 04 June

1944 05 June

1944 06 June

1944 09 June

1944 10 June

1944 11 June

1944 13 June

1944 14 June

1944 16 June

1944 22 June

1944 23 June

1944 24 June

1944 25 June

1944 26 June

1944 27 June

1944 28 June a

1944 28 June b

1944 29 June b

1944 30 June

1944 02 July

1944 03 July

1944 04 July

1944 05 July

1944 06 July

1944 07 July

1944 08 July

1944 09 July

1944 12 July

1944 13 July

1944 14 July

1944 15 July

1944 19 July

1944 20 July

1944 21 July

1944 22 July

1944 24 July

1944 26 July

1944 27 July

1944 30 July

1944 31 July

1944 03 Aug

1944 06 Aug

1944 09 Aug

1944 10 Aug

1944 12 Aug

1944 13 Aug

1944 14 Aug

1944 15 Aug

1944 17 Aug

1944 20 Aug

1944 22 Aug

1944 23 Aug

1944 25 Aug

1944 26 Aug a

1944 26 Aug b

1944 27 Aug

1944 30 Aug

1944  1 Sept

1944  2 Sept

1944  4 Sept

1944  5 Sept

1944  6 Sept

1944  8 Sept

1944 10 Sept

1944 12 Sept

1944 13 Sept

1944 15 Sept

1944 17 Sept

1944 18 Sept

1944 19 Sept

1944 21 Sept

1944 22 Sept

1944 23 Sept

1944 24 Sept

1944   4 Oct

1944   7 Oct

1944 10 Oct

1944 11 Oct a

1944 11 Oct b

1944 12 Oct

1944 13 Oct

1944 14 Oct

1944 16 Oct

1944 17 Oct

1944 23 Oct

1944 29 Oct

1944 03 Nov

1944 04 Nov

1944 05 Nov

1944 06 Nov

1944 07 Nov

1944 08 Nov

1944 11 Nov

1944 12 Nov

1944 15 Nov

1944 16 Nov

1944 17 Nov

1944 18 Nov

1944 19 Nov

1944 20 Nov

1944 22 Nov

1944 23 Nov

1944 30 Nov

1944 02 Dec

1944 03 Dec

1944 06 Dec

1944 07 Dec

1944 08 Dec

1944 11 Dec

1944 15 Dec

1944 16 Dec

1944 17 Dec

1944 18 Dec

1944 19 Dec

1944 21 Dec

1944 25 Dec

1944 26 Dec

1944 27 Dec

1944 28 Dec

1944 29 Dec

1945

1945 04 January

1945 08 January

1945 15 January

1945 19 January

1945 31 January

1945 01 February

1945 02 February

1945 05 February

1945 07 February

1945 08 February

1945 09 February

1945 13 Feb a

1943 13 Feb b

1945 14 February

1945 15 February

1945 16 February

1945 17 February

1945 19 February

1945 20 February

1945 21 February

1945 22 February

1945 23 February

1945 24 February

1945 25 February

1945 27 February

1945 28 February

1945 01 March

1945 02 March

1945 04 March

1945 08 March

1945 09 March

1945 12 March

1945 13 March

1945 14 March

1945 15 March

1945 16 March

1945 19 March

1945 20 March

1945 21 March

1945 22 March

1945 23 March

1945 24 March

1945 25 March

1945 26 March

1945 31 March

1945 01 April

1945 02 April

1945 05 April

1945 06 April

1945 07 April

1945 08 April

1945 09 April

1945 10 April

1945 11 April

1945 12 April

1945 15 April a *

1945 15 April b *

* Charles Morris raised the issue that there were 2 missions on April 15. Following additional discussions, this was the conclusion:

This mission was discussed in some detail at the four Squadron Meetings. The documentation and anecdotes that came to light at these meetings gives us new insight as to the true nature of this farewell event.

This is what emerged from those findings: Mission No. 451 was flown on that day as a single mission, but in two sections. The "Blue" element with 25 planes flew against the Casara RR Diversion Bridge. The Group Air Commander for this element was Lt. Col. George. The element was led by the 512th Squadron with the 515th in Box 2, the 514th in Box 3, and the 513th in Box 4. Scheduled take-off time was 07:50 AM and over the target time 12:40 PM.

Later that morning the "Red" element flew against the Bologna East area with 38 planes. Group Air commander for this second element was Maj. Holsclaw flying in the lead box with the 513th Squadron. The 514th was in Box 2, the 515th in Box 3, and the 512th in Box 4. Take-off time was scheduled for 10:10 AM with over the target time of 13:51 PM.

This mission, No. 450, was known as the "Farewell Mission" of the 376th in the European Theatre. It was this incentive that brought the Group to bring out and up every plane on the field. The Group mustered 63 airplanes that day. "Some had been non-operational," officers who were with the Group then report. "Some had been dismantled of guns and flew unarmed against the ebbing and almost absent Luftwaffe. All carried all the bombs possible. It is a traditional joke among those of the Group who still remain with it, that 'everything but the kitchen sink' was in the air."

Thus ended the final phase of combat for the 376th in the ETO, for letter orders were issued as of 12 April 1945 by the 15th Air Force, for the movement of the Group to the United States.

Editor's note: The records of the 376 show 2 sets of sortie reports for 2 different targets on April 15.  Only one of those targets is reflected in the Liberandos.  Mr. Morris is correct.

Liberandos Patch