William Barnes crew

William Barnes crew was assigned to the 513th Squadron.

Standing left to right: Pete Cheris - TG, Bob May - TG, Arthur Zini - Ball Turret Gunner, Paul Schauder - Waist Gunner/Armorer, Corky Cordella - Radio Operator, Jeff Hamlet - Engineer/Top Turret Gunner.

Front row: Bill Barnes - Pilot, Fred Sommer - Bombardier, Fred Janowski - Co-Pilot, David Dillon - Navigator.

The William Barnes crew flew 5 missions in A/C Number 87 "The Wench" 42-78387 and flew this ship back to the United States.


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.

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My Trip to San Pancrazio

October 2019


DATES: Sep 15-18, 2022

CITY:Wichita, KS

HOTEL: Wichita Marriott

9100 Corporate Hills Dr.

Wichita, KS


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