James Paul crew

James Paul crew was assigned to the 514th squadron.  James provided both of the following photos.

Officers, L to R:
Bruce, Gerald                                        Navigator
Paul, James A.                       685278    Pilot, Dept 1024
Townes, Vernon A.                693328    co-pilot, Dept 1024
Rakett, Frank A.                     689546    Bombardier, Dept 1035   

Gerald Bruce was not assigned to the 376.

Enlisted, L to R:

Johnson, Clarence E.                17156088    Engineer, Dept 748
Frye, Raymond D.                    39041779    Waist Gunner, Dept 748
Noll, Vernon L.                        17159284    Waist Gunner, Dept 748
Goepfert, Robert E.                  33305679    Radio Operator, Dept 757
Flanagan. Homer J.                  36475483    Ball Turret, Dept 612

Not in picture:
Nugent, Robert L.                      19069311    Tail Turret, Dept 612


The website 376bg.org is NOT our site nor is it our endowment fund.

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.

Donate directly to the 376 Endowment

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My Trip to San Pancrazio

October 2019


DATES: Sep 15-18, 2022

CITY:Wichita, KS

HOTEL: Wichita Marriott

9100 Corporate Hills Dr.

Wichita, KS


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