Robert N. McLean, Jr. Mission on August 30, 1944

August 30, 1944 – Wednesday

“Yugoslav Joy Ride”

Mission #45 – target – Railroad bridge at Caprija in Yugoslavia.  Takeoff  0705 Landing 1205 (0500) Total combat hours (255:45)  Load 6000 lbs (3-2000) Purpose: to blast the escape route of the Germans fleeing from Romania, Bulgaria, Greece, and Yugoslavia.  Remarks:

1.     Bombing was done by seven plane boxes.

2.     We were deputy lead of our box

3.     Bucksheesh no flak no fighters

4.     This was the shortest mission thus far

5.     This is the easiest mission up to date

6.     For the first time, we carried 2000 pounders – S-2 reported that the 1000 pounders were ineffective against rugged steel bridges

7.     Casualties none

8.     Statistics – Total bomb tonnage (167,600)(83.3 tons)

9.     Sgt. Graf was grounded due to a stomach ailment


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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