Howard Conlee, Mission Nov. 15, 1942

Howard Conlee, Mission Nov. 15, 1942

Mission #7 Time 13:20 This was the first mission we pulled on Tripoli. There were 27 planes in the formation and Col. McGuire led the formation. We ran into a bad front 20 minutes from the target and had to turn back. We were attacked by 5 ME109's as we hit the coast below Benghazi. They shot one of our ships down injuring the tail gunner. They were picked up the next morning by an RAF Patrol. We were the 2nd worst hit ship with 18 holes in all. One was from a 20mm cannon, which cut through the upper part of the fuselage putting the radio out of commission. Another bullet went between the Pilot and the co-pilots - through the windshield. We emptied almost all the ammunition from our 50 calibers but couldn't see that we were getting any results.


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My Trip to San Pancrazio

October 2019


NOTE change in month !!!

DATES: Oct 26-29, 2024

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