A. Warren Pearson Mission January 19, 1945

January 19, 1945       18th Sortie

Brod, Austria - Matshalling yards

Bombed at 24,500 feet Temp. about -22 degrees F.

Flak moderate and accurate-- got two holes in tail turret. one just over tail gunner's head.

Briefed for two plans. First plan for Vienna. Red rode radar jammer. We missed target by 6,000 feet. 5 hour mission. Target was 35 minutes from Jugoslavia coast. Germans were down in pocket of Jugoslavia. Excellent bombing conditions--no escort. 8-500 lb. R.D.X. bombs. Tail gunner in hospital yet. Shot in both legs from someone's careless handling of pistol in barracks.


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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376th Bomb Group Mission History

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I Survived Ploesti

A Measure of Life

Shot Down In Yugoslavia

Stories of My Life


Born in Battle