Howard Conlee, Mission Jan. 11, 1943

Mission #14 Time 3:30   (January 11, 1943)

This was to be my first raid with Capt. Oglesby. We blew out a tire while preparing to take off and were unable to go on the mission. This mission had very bad luck - we lost two out of the eight ships that went over the target. Their guns froze up and a Folke Wulfe 190 shot them down in flames. It is thought that one man out of the seventeen aboard escaped. Among them were Lt. Col Payne (I flew with him awhile), Sgt. Gotham ~ (he came over with our gang).


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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