SSGT JAMES WALTER WILEY

My Dad flew 50 missions over enemy territory during World War II. While flying over Pulaski, Rumania on April 4, 1944, he was wounded with shrapnel in his legs by anti-aircraft gun flying on a volunteer mission. They had asked Curt Torfin to go and he said "no way." Curt told my Mom that they asked him to volunteer and he said no. He then pointed at my Dad and said "That nut volunteered and that night I went to the hospital to see him all shot up." He was carried to Naples, Italy to the hospital for a few days. While there Colonel Graff presented my Dad the Purple Heart.

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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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2019 River Cruise

2018 REUNION

DATES : Sep 13-16

CITY : Dayton, Ohio

HOTEL: Crowne Plaza

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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