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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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

Langdon Liberando