William W. Roberts Mission December 29, 1944

Dec. 29, 1944--Bressanone Railroad Bridge, Northern Italy mountains.

ROUGHEST MISSION. Very accurate, heavy flak and came off target with following damage: Lost #1 engine. Gas leak in bomb bay. Navigation instruments shot out. Tail turret rendered inoperative. All compasses shot out. Old #47 took a beating that day, but Sawyer and Eldridge brought her home all alone. Went through terrific thunderstorm about 50 miles from home. Wrote Sparks up for DFC for his stopping gas leak in bomb bay WITH HIS BARE HANDS IN BELOW ZERO WEATHER. (He didn't get it.)

Waist gunners Rye and Rafferty got Purple Hearts for slight flak wounds in their backs. More than 50 holes in plane.

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376 ARCHIVES

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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.

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My Trip to San Pancrazio

October 2019


2019 River Cruise


The 2020 reunion has been postponed to September 2021. It will be at the same hotel.

DATES: Sep 9->12, 2021

CITY:Albuquerque, NM

HOTEL: Sheraton Uptown

2600 Louisiana Blvd. NE

Albuquerque, NM 87110


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


Attack


Born in Battle