Lester L. Rowekamp, mission July 3, 1944

July 3, 1944             We went on mission to Giurgiu, Romania. Ran into heavy and accurate flak enroute. Attacked by 35-40 enemy Me-109 fighters just before I.P. About 20 came in out of the sun at 12 o'clock high. No one saw them until they went by, one just off our left wing tip. Saw our slot man go down. Another pass by about 15 fighters was made and I fired about 100 rounds and maybe did some damage. Our squadron lost 3 Planes. Crews were Lt's Dugi, Hillman and Holgate. Lt. Humphreys came back with 3 wounded. One was he and the other two were the engineer and navigator. They made an excellent landing with a badly shot up plane. We had 3 planes destroyed and 4 were missing. App. 7 hours. (2)


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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


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