Raymond E. Steven

Raymond Steven was a co-pilot in the 512th Squadron.  He arrived at the 512th without being assigned to a specific crew.  Eventually, he was assigned as the co-pilot to the Marden Turner crew, known as Turner's spare parts.

As part of Turner's crew, Ray was involved in 2 crash landings.  He wrote about them in letters to me.  Click on the 2 links below to read them:

April 4, 1944

May 31, 1944

After the second crash, (and Turner's third), the Air Corps must have thought their luck had run out.  The crew was rotated home.

Ray also wrote a letter about his missions in general.  Click here to read about them.

On a personal note, Ray flew 6 missions with my father, Ed Clendenin, as his co-pilot.  Ray and I had many conversions at 376 reunions.  It was an honor to know him.

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.

Donate directly to the 376 Endowment

To read about other endowment donation options, click here.

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