Robert N. McLean, Jr. Mission on August 14, 1944

August 14, 1944 – Monday

“Double Jeopardy”

Mission #43 – target – gun positions in the Genoa area.  Takeoff 0715 Landing 1435 (0720)  Total combat hours (240:20) Load 6000 lbs (6-1000). Remarks:

1)     The entire 15th Air Force went after coastal installations along the entire proposed invasion area.  This was the third straight time in three days that the air force hit defensive positions.

2)     Lead bombardier couldn’t locate target, so we made a 360 degree turn and tried again

3)     Again the same thing occurred – target was obscured by huge smoke and clouds

4)     We didn’t drop our bombs and turned for home

5)     Over the coast, moderate, accurate flak was encountered

6)     Hits were scored in the rear bomb bays, several of them hit the bombs.  1 fragment missed a fuse by inches

7)     One hit in Plexiglas nose sprayed glass over bombardier

8)     Casualties none


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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


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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