Robert N. McLean, Jr. Mission on September 4, 1944

September 4, 1944 – Monday

“More bridge work”

Mission #46 – target – railroad bridge at Trento in Italy.  Takeoff 0925 Landing 1615 (0650) Total combat hours (262:35)  Load – 6000 lbs ( 6-1000).  Purpose – to shatter German supply lines in order to hamper shipments of supplies to the Gothic line, which allied armies have broken through.  Remarks:

1.     Bombing was done by seven ship box formations We led our box

2.     Flak was off to the left and ahead of us, but a sharp rally to the right avoided all of it.

3.     No fighters sighted

4.     Casualties none

5.     Statistics – total bomb tonnage (173,600 lbs)(86.8 tons)

6.     This should have been my 50th mission if the status quo remainder of July!!

7.     Bombing was excellent – 90% in the 1000 ft circle and 100% within 2000 ft.


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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