Mission 91 on January 11, 1943

Naples, Italy

This mission is significant in the history of the 376th HBG as it was the first time that the group lost 2 B-24s and most of their crews due to the re occurring problem of "frozen" machine guns.

Click here to read about the mission as told in The LIberandos.

Click here to read about the "solution" to the "frozen" guns as told in The LIberandos.

Recollection and notes by:

Conlee, Howard

Drazkowski, Theodore

Miller, Richard G.

Nesbitt, Jr., Frederick W.

Schoonmaker, Theodore P.

West, Wilbur

Liberandos Patch


The website 376bg.org is NOT our site nor is it our endowment fund.

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.

My Trip to San Pancrazio

October 2019

2019 River Cruise



Dave Blake has asked that we NOT use the registration form sent out in the newsletter. The information is incorrect!  Use the form linked to on our web page!

DATES: Sep 9->12, 2021

CITY:Albuquerque, NM

HOTEL: Sheraton Uptown

2600 Louisiana Blvd. NE

Albuquerque, NM 87110

Click here to read about the reunion details.

previous reunions

For Sale

The Other Doolittle Raid

The Broken Wings of Zlatibor

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


Born in Battle