James O. Britt

James O. Britt was a pilot with HALPRO. His son submitted the above crew photo.

James Barineau provided the names he can recall:

L to R:
Unknown                          - Gunner
Barineau, James L.            - Radioman/Gunner
Powell, Hugh S.                - Engineer
Unknown                          - Gunner
Lt. Lynch, John C.              - Bombardier (He was the other crewman that bailed out when Barineau did)
Capt. Whitlock, George B.   - Pilot
Lt. Murray, Joseph P.           - Navigator
Lt. Britt, James O.                - Co-Pilot

Based upon the crew ID, this photo was probably taken before or after the Oct 30, 1942 mission.  If so, then the 2 "unknown" crewmen were:
Berenbrok, Edward (NMI)     - Gunner
Gutmann, Leonard L.           - Gunner

James's son also submitted this photo. 

James Barineau also provided the names he can recall:

Front row left to right
Barineau, James L.
Powell, Hugh S.

Back row left to right
Capt. Whitlock, George B.
Lt. Britt, James O.
Lt. Murray, Joseph P.
Lt. Lynch, John C.

The date of this mission is harder to pin down.  As to the 2 "unknowns," one is probably Gutmann, Leonard L.  The other is either Berenbrok, Edward (NMI) or Wyatt, Kenneth C.

His son submitted a story about his father.  Click here to read it.

He also submitted a collection of photos his father had.  Click here to go to his gallery page.

Liberandos Patch


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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


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