A. Warren Pearson Mission December 2, 1944

December 2, 1944     12th Sortie   (Double)

Vienna, Austria - Marshalling yards

Went to Florisdorf oil refinery

Another ship cut out P.F.F. ship Knocked out target, smoke for 25,000 feet altitude. 8 - 500 lb. bombs, screamers and 2 booby trap delayed action. Bombed target of opportunity. All bombs went into woods about 2 miles from target-- lousy bombing. bombed at 24,300 ft. Saw more flak that day than I've ever seen before.

Drew flak at Bratislavia and then for about an hour after. Total flak time about 30 minutes. One exhaust manifold blew out. Flew on 3 engines and half power on #3 for about 3 Hrs. Got engine back at 15,000 feet. Flak intense and accurate. 973 planes went to Blackhammer and Odetal oil refineries--152 from our wing bombed.

One bomber got jumped by three fighters.

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