James R. Gill

by Diana Gill
(Rogers, Arkansas)

My name is Diana Gill, the daughter in law of James R. Gill a navigator who was part of the 15th Air Force. 376th Heavy Bombardment Group. 515 Squadron in War II.
This blog mentions he passed away but the information is incorrect. He is still alive living in Rogers Arkansas. He is almost 92 years old and his mind is still very sharp and has awesome memories of the War and the two times his plane was shot down in the Adriatic.
If somebody wants to contact me, please feel free to email at dgill22@sbcglobal.net
Diana Gill.

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Feb 25, 2016
Tom's death.
by: Diana Gill

I spoke to my father in law James Gill today and told him about Tom's death. He was in shock and very sad and reminded me that now there are only two members from his crew still alive: Weido Chippelliti and of course him.
We send you our condolences.
James words about Tom: "He was a good leader. He tried to get our crew together every year since the War.I will miss him."

Feb 25, 2016
Step-Granddaughter of Tom Boothby
by: Deanna Soost

Hi, I am Deanna Soost, I am the step granddaughter to Tom Boothby. It's with a heavy heart that I tell you Tom passed away on February 14th of this year. I recently came to learn more about his military history and was excited to find this website. Please if you have any stories or anything from their flights or stories I would be happy to hear from you. My email is smltwnrocker@gmail.com

Thank you for posting, I'm excited to learn more about my grandpa and what an extraordinary man he was.

Apr 23, 2015
To John Norris From Bill Davis
by: William M Davis

John I would love to hear from you and trade stories about our Dads Service. Please E-mail me at williammdavis@hotmail.com

Mar 28, 2015
My dad John Norris (Radio Operator) spoke of him too
by: Bill Norris

That's good to hear. My dad used to talk about him, Chipoletti, Pennington, etc. I found a box not long ago that had his medals and the Liberandos book. So good to hear these men are still with us. Please tell him hello for me.


Bill Norris

Dec 11, 2014
James R Gill [Navigator] James P. Bishop Crew
by: William M. Davis

Sorry, My Mistake. I have been looking for Mr. Gill for over a year. Mr. Boothby [Ball Turret]& Mr. Chipoletti [Nose Turret]said they had not heard from him for a while and i feared he had passed. Finally yesterday 12-10-14 I found him.
What a neat experience to speak with the man that flew next to my Dad for at least 40 missions 1944-45. We spoke of the mission Oct 17, 1944 where they were shot up over Vienna and ditched in the Adriatic Sea. We will talk more. I have a million questions.
My name is Bill Davis, Son of Bombardier William. R Davis. Dad passed away in 2009. He often spoke of Gill, Bishop, Chipoletti and Boothby. I will be speaking to your dad more.
I can not express how happy I was to find out Mr. Gill is still with us.
My e-mail address is williammdavis@hotmail.com

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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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My Trip to San Pancrazio

October 2019


DATES: Sep 15-18, 2022

CITY:Wichita, KS

HOTEL: Wichita Marriott

9100 Corporate Hills Dr.

Wichita, KS


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