Theodore P. Schoonmaker

Theodore P. Schoonmaker was a navigator with HALPRO.

Ted's widow submitted the following bio of him in 2006. I have divided his story into two sections - the first is the beginnings and the second is is last mission.

After completing his junior year at Harvard, my husband enlisted in the Army Air Corps in the summer of 1941.  He received his commission as Navigator the following spring and was assigned to the Halverson Provisional Group (HALPRO), which later became the 376th Heavy Bombardment Group.  HALPRO was intended to fly to China and from there bomb Japan as a follow up to the Doolittle Raid.  However that never materialized because the British requested our help in the North Africa campaign.  By September 1942, Ted was stationed in Egypt and then Palestine flying support for the British.

mission of January 11, 1943

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.

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

2018 REUNION

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


Attack


Born in Battle