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


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