James PItts crew

James Pitts crew was assigned to the 514th Squadron.  The identities of the crew members are not known.  Their names were:

Pitts, James J.              430688    Pilot
Donnelly, James F.       826953    Copilot
Wardrop, John W.       1315648    Navigator
Pincus, Irving (NMI)    2056823    Bombardier

Black, Neal L.              34353237    Engineer
Morrow, Robert W.      16031941    Radio Operator
Bailey, Wilford P.         33899713    Nose Turret
Peters, Robert A.         31429331    Gunner
Smith, Paul L.              14148338    Gunner
Whitmore, Russell E.    39466224    Gunner

Photo from Betty Jean Geist, cousin, Cpl Russell E. Whitmore.  My cousin is fourth from the left kneeling.  He was listed as KIA when the plane on which he was a gunner ditched into the sea.

Editor's note:  The Pitts crew made a crash landing in the Adriatic on its first mission.  Whitmore did not survive.

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