William Nelson crew

William Nelson crew transferred from India to the Middle East as part of the Brereton Detachment.  The men and their positions are:

Officers
Nelson, William J.
Leidecker, Frank J.
Baceski, Edward J.

Enlisted
Pulio, Frank
McKain, Karl J.
Coates, Robert D.
Milstead, James C.
Bentley, Charles T.


432097
430594
434696


13008485
6239288
34164815
19055796
6933927


Pilot
Pilot / Co-pilot
Nav-Bom


Enlisted Bombardier
Radio Operator
Radio Operator
Armorer
Gunner

Second from right
Nelson, William J.   432097    Pilot

extreme left
Leidecker, Frank J.    430594    Pilot / Co-pilot

Photos from Jack Toomey via his daughter Susan


According to the July 2, 1942 orders, the crew and passengers on B-17E, 41-2602 were:

Nelson, William J.                  432097    Pilot
Stratford, Malcolm G.            427034    Co-pilot
Baceski, Edward J.                 434696    Nav-Bom
Pulio, Frank                      13008485    Enlisted Bombardier
Maguire, Jr., Leslie I.           6569546    Engineer
McKain, Karl J.                    6239288    Radio Operator
Coates, Robert D.             34164815    Radio Operator
Bentley, Charles T.             6933927    Gunner

Rudnitsky, Ted L.              19048785    Passenger - Cpl
Miller, Perry K.                  36036331    Passenger - Pvt

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