by Dan Bickhard
(Box 7185 Golden Co 80403)
George Uhrich was my great uncle.
While I was growing up he rarely talked about his experience. One detail I recall however was how he was able to trim his aircraft for speed, also noting how he almost crashed from heavy flak damage. I have his original wings, and his daughter keeps his medals safe. I have attached a few Denver Newspaper articles honoring his return home from the war. He retired from the Air Force after serving a thirty year career.
Praises to this website. I have learned more about the bombing raids of the 376th from this website, and want to thank all involved for the work and detailed information put forth. Ploesti was never a Hollywood movie or documented the way it should.
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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
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Liberando: Reflections of a Reluctant Warrior
376th Bomb Group Mission History
Ten Men, A "Flying Boxcar," and A War