A. Warren Pearson Mission November 17, 1944

November 17, 1944      9th Sortie      (Double)

Vienna, Austria- Flourisdorf oil refinery

Flak moderate but inaccurate. Flak not concentrated. Pink, white and black flak

8-500 lb. bombs

Dropped bombs through clouds. P-38 escort--pretty neat. Sweated out gas on mission. Normal mission. Bombed at 25,400 feet

Temp -40 degrees F.

293 bombers to Vienna 97- P38 escort

One lone B-24 was peppered by flak at Bratislavia. Had Propaganda leaflets in bombs which stated in plain words-- give up or we'll low Vienna off the map.


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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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