Distinguished Unit Citation

For Action Over Ploesti, Rumania
1 August 1943

War Department General Orders No. 78, 1943
The 376th Bombardment Group (H) is cited for outstanding performance of duty against the enemy. From the initial receipt of orders concerning this mission, all personnel of this organization proceeded with the preparation and training therefore with most untiring zeal and devotion to duty. Ground personnel prepared the aircraft of the organization for such a rigorous mission with the utmost care. Flying personnel trained unceasingly for this experimental and hazardous use of their type of aircraft, and all committed to memory the most minute details as to their objectives, the route to be used, expected enemy defenses, and landmarks of all sorts. On the date selected for the mission, the flying personnel chosen to participate in the attack on the Ploesti oil refineries demonstrated the greatest personal bravery, flying skill, and attention to duty, and ingenuity in the performance of the mission despite unforeseen developments and difficulties encountered en route. This organization rendered a valuable contribution to the pursuit of our armed conflict against our enemies in Europe which is in keeping with the finest traditions of our Air Forces.

Liberandos Patch


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.

Donate directly to the 376 Endowment

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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