Robert N. McLean, Jr. Mission on July 20, 1944

July 20, 1944 – Thursday

“Holy (Hell) Net”

Mission #34,35 – target – air component plant at Friedrichshafen, near the Swiss border, along Lake Constance, in Germany.  Takeoff 0640 Landing 1525 (0835) Total combat hours (18500) Load 5000 lbs.  Remarks:

1)     The entire 15th Air Force bombed targets in the Friedrichshafen area

2)     Flak very accurate and intense

3)     No fighters

4)     Piece of flak struck top turret gunner Graf’s helmet – he was uninjured.  The top turret is getting very popular with the flak throwers’

5)     Casualties none

6)     Statistics – total bomb tonnage (122,800 lbs)(61.4 tons)

7)     20 holes in ship


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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 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