James S. Solomon

James S. Solomon was a pilot with HALPRO. He and his crew ferried Old King Solomon overseas.

James and his crew flew the June 12, 1942 mission to Ploesti.  Click here to read his account.

As noted in his report, he developed "sand fly fever" and was eventually removed from combat status.

Upon arrival (approximately the 15th of June) at RAF Habbaniya Aerodrome, Lt Solomon was admitted to the base hospital with Sandfly fever.  

Lt. Solomon remained in the British hospital after the Old King Solomon departed for RAF Fayid or to RAF Karachi, India.

Upon returning to the detachment, Lt. Solomon was grounded due to his illness and never flew with detachment again. When Lt. Solomon recovered from his illness, he became the personal pilot for General Lewis H. Brereton. Flying the General around North Africa, the Mediterranean, the Middle East, India and China.


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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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