George Olsen crew

George Olsen crew was assigned to the 512th Squadron. Their names and positions are:

Standing, L to R:
Bridenstine, Bernard O.
Sikes, Johnnie G.
Bowman, Alfred *
Olsen, George R.
Bettman, Henry R.

Kneeling, L to R:
Bryant, William *
Donnelly, Albert P.
Barr, Bronko T.
Senter, Ransom *
Franks, Bruce R.
Berger, Alfred E.
Crafton, Howard K.

Not pictured
Wolfe, III, Elmer E.


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Top Turret
Radio Operator

Pilot
Tail Turret



Ball Turret
Co-pilot

Navigator
Nose Turret
Engineer


Bombardier

* men who flew back to the States on Belle, but were not crew members

Photo by Al Berger and Al Donnelly

These are 5 of the Belle's enlisted:

L to R:  Donnelly, Albert P.; Sikes, Johnnie G.; Crafton, Howard K.; Bridenstine, Bernard O.; and Berger, Alfred E.

Photo by Al Donnelly

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.

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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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