by Arthur Tinetti
I was a Navigator in the 376th bomb group from July 4th to December 3, 1944. about mid way through our crew were scheduled for a mission this date. As normal we were awakened early, went to breakfast and then had time before briefing. We as normal had the radio on. On came Axis Sally. She said 15th Air Force we know you are coming to Vienna today. We will be ready to greet you. Sure enough at the briefing we were told the target was Vienna
It was a little disconcerting that Axis Sally new the target before we did.
We took off and got partway there when the mission was canceled because the target was covered with clouds.
The next day we went through the same procedure.
Axis Sally came on and said What is the matter 15th Air Force Are you scared? This went on all week. Te next week we were scheduled for R&R on Capri. We gave a sigh of Relief, We wouldn't have to go to Vienna.
The day after we got back we were scheduled for a mission.
We couldn't believe it but had not made the mission yet so that is were e were going.
The mission turned out not exactly a milk run but not bad.
The approach was different then the past and the flak was much less
( Correct the typing and spelling mistakes)
Comments for Arthur Tinetti
Click here to add your own comments
Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Our veteran's stories.
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.
DATES: Oct 12-15, 2023
CITY:Fairfax Co, VA
HOTEL: Westin Dulles hotel
2520 Wasser Terrace, Herndon, VA 20171
Click here to read about the reunion details.
Liberando: Reflections of a Reluctant Warrior
376th Bomb Group Mission History
Ten Men, A "Flying Boxcar," and A War