Therman D. Brown mission November 29, 1942

It was surprising how little the enemy did to our forward bases. We were within range of some of their bombers. Our crew was stranded at one of these bases, LG 139 south of Tobruk, on November 29, 1942, shortly after Thanksgiving. The Germans had dropped some spikes on our landing strip puncture our big B-24 tires. The spikes were two strips of metal welded together in the middle. The four ends were sharpened to points and bent in opposite directions so when they lay on the runway, one point would always stick up. The metal was sturdy. No tire could roll over it without a puncture. Ever try to change a B-24 tire? Well I haven't either. We didn't have a spare so we had to wait for one to be flown in.

Liberandos Patch


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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

Langdon Liberando