Samuel D. Rose - Mission April 2, 1943

My first combat mission I flew an old plane because mine was being gone over after the trip over. The second of April 43, we went to Palermo Sicily on the north coast. I lost and engine because of a fire. We got it out but couldn't keep up with the formation, so we headed for Malta through and over the clouds. When we got to Malta it was dark and when we dropped down it was raining. The air field at Malta shined a 8 inch light up
and we saw the white spot in the clouds and dropped in. Malta is a very large rock and all the airport facilities are under ground except the runway and tower which was small rock building about 10 feet high. After landing we went underground to be interrogated and soon another 24 landed. We were told that fighters come up after us but clouds hid us.

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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.

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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