James Collison mission June 4, 1943


Friday 4


This was a very exciting day and I mean it in all due seriousness. We went on a raid to Grottaglio, Italy-hit the air field. The run and all was very quiet but just after we left the Italian coast we were hit by fighters. Ten ME 109 and believe me they were really eager-four made head on attacks and they really came in. Our ship was hit twice with incendery bullets. I think Whitesides made a direct hit on one. I was certainly glad to get back to good old terra firma. We (Bob and I) went for a swim and then to the movie "White Cargo" with Hedy Lemarr. It was nothing special but I liked it. ......


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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