Robert N. McLean, Jr. Mission on July 7, 1944

July 7, 1944 – Friday


Mission #25 – target – Zagreb marshalling yards in Yugoslavia.  Takeoff 0500 Landing 1025 (0525)  Total combat Hours (125:05) Load 5000 lbs.  Purpose of mission – to act as a decoy in order to distract fighters from attacking the main part of the 15th, which was out to bomb oil targets in Southeast Germany.  Also to blast the 500 cars in the yards (our mission purpose).  Remarks:

1)     One hour from target, #2 engine ran out of oil and had to be feathered.  #3 engine started smoking.  We were ordered to turn back.

2)     Bombs were dropped ‘safe’ over Yugoslav mountains

3)     Little flak, but no fighters encountered

4)     No casualties

5)     Statistics - total bomb tonnage (84,800 lbs)(42.4 tons)

6)     Mission credit granted

7)     Halfway mark reached


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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