Robert N. McLean, Jr. Mission on June 23, 1944

June 23, 1944 – Friday

“No Guts”

Mission #14 – target – Romano-Americano oil refinery at Ploesti Romania.  Takeoff 0615 landing 1130 (0515)  Total combat hours (6725)  Load – 5000 lbs ( 500 lb incendiary clusters each containing 120 bombs to a cluster)  Remarks:

1)     Upon approaching within one hour of the target, it was decided that the target would be obscured by clouds.  We returned home without bombing an alternate because incendiary clusters are effective against only oil plants or wooden installations.

2)     Bucksheesh no flak no fighters

3)     We brought our bombs back and landed with them

4)     No casualties

5)     Mission #14 granted due to the fact that we went 2/3 of the way to the target


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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