Harry R. Gillett mission February 17, 1944

17 February 1944: "Decided to go on ground support mission to the Anzio Beachhead.

T.O.T. 1210, bombed small stream bed with enemy tanks and artillery. Flak very accurate. We were hit several times. Lt. McClellan hit in leg, he called on the interphone. Our No.3 engine hit and smoking, dropped out of formation.

2 Spitfires gave us cover to Naples. Feathered No.3 engine. Hydraulic system out. Cranked wheels down.

We had a hung bomb and it was armed, had to be released before we could land. Took Lt. McClellan, although wounded, sometime to release bomb over the Sea. Engineer had difficulty in manually unlocking down locks on the gear and cranking gear down. Never sure gear locked down till we touched down. We also couldn’t transfer fuel.


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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