Howard Conlee, Mission Jul 8, 1943

Mission #28 Time 6:45 Sicily has been invaded and the allies are making good headway. We bombed Catania as one of the preliminaries to the invasion. The ack-ack over the target wasn't heavy but as we were leaving the coast our formation was attacked by about 12 MEI09's and we really had some fireworks for awhile. The ship flying next to us on our right (#99) was badly hit by the fighters and caught on fire and blew up. It was a sight I wouldn't care to witness again. Some of the crew were able to bale out and the rest of them were blown up with the ship. I was riding the top turret of #84 and watched as much of it as I could between attacks. #92 was also badly hit but managed to limp into Malta - with one man dead and three injured. The results of the bombing were good.

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My Trip to San Pancrazio

October 2019


Reunion

NOTE change in month !!!

DATES: Oct 12-15, 2023

CITY:Fairfax Co, VA

HOTEL: Westin Dulles hotel

2520 Wasser Terrace, Herndon, VA 20171

866-932-7062


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


Attack


Born in Battle


Bombardier's Diary


Lost Airmen


Langdon Liberando