Louie Barineau

by Bob Bruggner
(Havana, Fl)

Blue Goose & crew, Barineau far left

Blue Goose & crew, Barineau far left

Our local museum in Havana, Florida is currently in the process of making a documentary film on the contributions to the WW II effort made by members of our community. Our team was fortunate to interview 103 year old Gadsden County resident Louie Barineau, who severed his country as a B-24 radio operator during World War II. Louieā€™s memory and story telling talents held us captivated during his interview and here is a short sample that we hope you enjoy. We believe Louie is one of 2 surviving members of The 376th Heavy Bombardment Group (HBG) which began with an original cadre of 231 men and 23 B-24 Liberators.

January 14,2022

Here is a link to a Youtube video of a sample from our interview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXUOl5jOQus

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Jan 20, 2022
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B-24's the best!
by: Anonymous

My father Joseph Taddonio Jr., called Doc, was a tail gunner on Big Nig. find on YouTube the 200th mission of 376 hbg, he's the young man under the number 9 chewing gum. Before he got to England the Battle over Vicenza Italy devastated the group so they sent the remainder to England. He was a waist gunner most of the time and not assigned to a specific bomber.He survived to 95.5, SAUGUS MA. optometrist in East Boston for 40 yrs.

Jan 19, 2022
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Thanks for the info!
by: Anonymous

Great story! Thank you Mr. Barineau for your service! RIP!

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376 ARCHIVES

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


Reunion

DATES: Sep 15-18, 2022

CITY:Wichita, KS

HOTEL: Wichita Marriott

9100 Corporate Hills Dr.

Wichita, KS

316-651-0333

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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


Attack


Born in Battle


Bombardier's Diary


Lost Airmen


Langdon Liberando