42-78138, nos 99 & 05, Minnesota Marge

42-78138 arrived at the 376 sometime in January 1944.  The caption on Wiley Golden's photo is incorrect.  It was Jan 44 and probably San Pan, Italy.

She was assigned RCL 99 and flew missions from April 1944 through June.

On Sep 17, 1944, she was declared war weary and served as a "hack" plane.  She continued to use the RCL of 99.  At some point around January 1, 1945, she and the other "hack" planes were given non-operational RCL.  Marge was given "05".

Photo from Wiley Golden

Above 3 photos from Frank Murray

Griffin, John A., Pilot, left; Carrander, James T.,  Navigator, right

Photo from Paul George

photo from Charlie Andrews, extreme left.


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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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My Trip to San Pancrazio

October 2019


NOTE change in month !!!

DATES: Oct 26-29, 2023

CITY:Tucson, AZ

HOTEL: Double Tree Suites Airport hotel

7051 South Tucson Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85756


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

Bombardier's Diary

Lost Airmen

Langdon Liberando