A. Warren Pearson Mission November 11, 1944

November 11, 1944       8th Sortie

Casara, Latisana- Italy- Railroad bridge

6 - 1,000 lbs.

Did not hit briefed target. Bombs hung up and we dropped them in Adriatic. Bombed at 23,500 feet. Climbed to 27,000 to get through weather. Almost collided twice with the lead ship. Had four ships in formation over target. Four direct hits and four near misses.

79 plane raid, 35 got over targets, only 5 bombed alternates.

Very little flak, none near formation, none over target.

-65 degrees F. Pilot got frostbitten feet. Not very bad. About 4 unexplained flak holes in ship. Mission rough in some ways-- knocked out bridge.

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