A. Warren Pearson Mission March 20, 1945

March 20, 1945    23rd Sortie   (double)

Amstetten, Austria - Marshalling yards

Primary target St. Valentin tank works. Bad weather so we dropped down to 14500 feet and bombed alternate. Made 360 degree on target. Bombardier muffed up on first run. Got direct hits on yards. Also hit oil storage tanks. Started fires, large fires already in yards. Round house hit. Allen Price got best hits in group on that Mission. He also made 360.  Temp about -20 degrees F. Had very little escort that day. Took off at 11 and landed at 6. caught very accurate flak near Zagreb at 14'000 feet. 3" hole in tail and one in #4 engine. Four men slightly wounded in formation. [Robert] Kraft was pilot and Colonel Day co-pilot. Ship ran pretty good.

Carried 4 - 1,000 lb. bombs.

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.

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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