Rubert Cornay crew was assigned to the 514th Squadron.
Rubert Cornay - Pilot, Willis H. "Bill" Jones - Co-Pilot, Rene Boyles - Navigator, Gerald Suson - Bombardier, Willard Helmar - Engineer, Robert Orner - Radio Operator, Chancey Fielder - Gunner, Verne Cook - Gunner, Roland Detrick - Gunner, Edgar Carney - Gunner.
(The two officers identified in this photo are: Rubert Cornay at the front row left and next Willis "Bill" Jones.)
The entire crew died in a freak landing accident November 1, 1944 in San Pancrazio, Italy during their first mission.
The below picture was provided by the Rene Boyles family. Rene is standing on the left.
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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DATES: Oct 12-15, 2023
CITY:Fairfax Co, VA
HOTEL: Westin Dulles hotel
2520 Wasser Terrace, Herndon, VA 20171
Click here to read about the reunion details.
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