John D. Palm

John D. Palm was a pilot in the 512th Squadron.

Pilot of The Brewery Wagon (Serial Number 41-24294), his crew was shot down by fighters during the August 1, 1943, Low Level Ploesti Mission.

After a brief but painful treatment by German soldiers and Rumanian peasants, Palm was taken to a Bucharest hospital where his nearly severed lower leg was removed. He was visited by King Michael and Queen Helen. Palm befriended the royal family and was never officially listed as a POW.

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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.

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2018 REUNION

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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