James Collison

James Collison was a pilot in the 512th Squadron.  He was originally the co-pilot on the Wilfred Hines crew.  He was later given his own crew.

James kept a diary of his time overseas.  Regarding his missions, his diary stops after the July 19, 1943 mission.  He flew on the August 1 Operation Tidalwave mission, but his crew was interred in Turkey for nearly two months.  Meanwhile, the 376 re-located to Italy and his personal effects were stored.  He was then shot down on December 28, 1943 and was a POW for the duration of the war.

April 10, 1943

April 12, 1943

April 26, 1943

May 1, 1943

May 4, 1943

May 6, 1943

May 9, 1943

May 13, 1943

June 4, 1943

June 9, 1943

June 13, 1943

June 17, 1943

June 21, 1943

June 24, 1943

June 27, 1943

July 5, 1943

July 8, 1943

July 11, 1943

July 13, 1943

July 14, 1943

July 19, 1943


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


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