John Oldenbrook crew

John Oldenbrook crew was assigned to the 515th Squadron.  The crew members are:

Standing, L to R:
Preiss, Franklin E.                718130    Bombardier
Oldenbrook, John G.           811567    Pilot
Shoenthal, Richard M.         827059    Pilot / Co-pilot
Gagnon, William J.               723051    Navigator

Kneeling, L to R:
Murray, Frank O.             35231261    Engineer
Gates, Walter B.               17136413    Radio Operator
Crook, John F.                 11112119    Gunner
Spence, Edgar B.              35924807    Nose Turret
Johnson, Stanley V.          33543171    Tail Turret
DiGirolamo, Peter E.         12086893    Ball Turret

Photo from Frank Murray.


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.

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.

Donate directly to the 376 Endowment

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2019 River Cruise


DATES : Sep 13-16

CITY : Dayton, Ohio

HOTEL: Crowne Plaza

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


Born in Battle