John Kerl crew

John Kerl crew was assigned to the 512th Squadron.  There are no known photos of the crew.  The men and their positions are:

Kerl, John I.                                       742585    Pilot
Purdy, Robert B.                                683538    Co-pilot
Colarelli, Alfonso T.                          673055    Navigator
Kirkwood, Samuel M.                        679630    Bombardier

Binily, J. K.                                                            Radio Operator
Tuft, Harry A.                                    36328490    Gunner
Judd, Jr., Kermit R.                            13033249    Armorer
Long, Lester W.                                 33238097    Engineer
Jenkins, Martin E.                              13098571    Ball Turret
Roscher, Harold (NMI)                       12180954    Ball Turret


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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