Robert N. McLean, Jr. Mission on July 27, 1944

July 27, 1944 – Thursday

“Promotion Commotion”

Mission #38 – target – Mannfred Weiss aircraft and armament works at Budapest in Hungary.  Takeoff 0545 Landing 1235 (0650) total combat hours (203:20) Load 5000 lbs.  remarks:

1)     The entire 15th Air Force concentrated their attack in the Budapest area

2)     Flak was fairly accurate and moderate at target

3)     Fighters (10 Me-109s) made one sweep at our formation and then were chased by P-51s

4)     Almost all of Budapest was smoking and burning

5)     4 flak holes in ship only little more than dents

6)     Casualties none

7)     Statistics – total bomb tonnage (132,600 lbs)(66.3 tons)

8)     Lt. R. J. Morgenbesser promoted to rank of 1st Lt.


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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