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

July 22, 1944 – Saturday

“weather are we drifting?”

Mission #36 – target – Romano-Americano refinery at Ploesti in Romania.  Takeoff 0715 landing 11:45 (0430) total combat hours (189:30) Load 5000 lbs. Remarks:

1)     The entire 15th Air Force went all out for this refinery

2)     After several 360 we were forced to return to base due to towering front

3)     Slight flak encountered on return.  No fighters

4)     No casualties

5)     No mission credit


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At the 2017 reunion, the board approved the donation of our archives to the Briscoe Center for American History, located on the University of Texas - Austin campus.

Also, the board approved a $5,000 donation to add to Ed Clendenin's $20,000 donation in the memory of his father. Together, these funds begin an endowment for the preservation of the 376 archives.

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My Trip to San Pancrazio

October 2019


NOTE change in month !!!

DATES: Oct 12-15, 2023

CITY:Fairfax Co, VA

HOTEL: Westin Dulles hotel

2520 Wasser Terrace, Herndon, VA 20171


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