Wilbur C. West

Wilbur C. West was a co-pilot with the Howard Walker crew of HALPRO.

Wilbur was on the first HALPRO mission of June 12, 1942.  Click here to read about his experiences.

Wilbur and crew landed in Turkey following their bombing of the Ploesti oil fields.  They were interred in Turkey.  Wilbur and several other HALPRO men then flew one of the B-24's from Turkey to Cyprus.  Click here to read about than experience.

Upon his return to HALPRO, now the 376th, Wilbur returned to flight status. He was assigned to the 513th squadron and given a crew. He described the January 11, 1943 mission to Naples.

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