Robert N. McLean, Jr. Mission on June 22, 1944

June 22, 1944 – Thursday

“Installation Conflagration”

Mission #13 – target – bridge at Cadroipa in Northern Italy – takeoff 0730 Landing 1350 (620) Total combat hours (6210) Load 6000 lbs (6 1000 lb)  Remarks:

1)     Codroipa was 7 tenths covered by clouds, so alternate objective Forli-Ronco Airdrome installation was bombed.  This target was also in Northern Italy

2)     Bucksheesh – no flak, no fighters

3)     Just prior to landing tail gunner accidentally lodged his heated suit in the elevator control cable, crack up was luckily avoided

4)     Casualties none

5)     Large fires visible

6)     This was the first time “Ole John Silver”  had been on a mission since our first mission to Weiner-Neustadt.  It was repaired in two weeks.  We will insist on flying “ole John” because we liked the way the crippled ship brought us back safely.

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My Trip to San Pancrazio

October 2019


2019 River Cruise


The 2020 reunion has been postponed to September 2021. It will be at the same hotel.

DATES: Sep 9->12, 2021

CITY:Albuquerque, NM

HOTEL: Sheraton Uptown

2600 Louisiana Blvd. NE

Albuquerque, NM 87110


previous reunions

For Sale

The Other Doolittle Raid


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