William P. Smith crew was assigned to the 514th Squadron.
Standing left to right: Clyde Sleigh - Co-Pilot, Ralph Sherman - Engineer, Bill Smith - Pilot, Robert Jackman - Top Gunner, Ron Smith - Ball Gunner.
Kneeling left to right: Floyd Scott - Tail Gunner, Fred Deep - Bombardier, Joe Foti- Navigator, Roy Smith - Nose Gunner, Bill Holmes - Radio Operator.
Robert Jackman flew 49 missions with the 514th from October 20, 1944 until the end of the war. They were also known as crew A-50. From his log book, he and his crew flew a few missions on Boomerang but most were on a ship called Gin.
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.
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DATES: Oct 12-15, 2023
CITY:Fairfax Co, VA
HOTEL: Westin Dulles hotel
2520 Wasser Terrace, Herndon, VA 20171
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