James Sparta crew

James Sparta crew was assigned to the 515th Squadron.

Back row; James Kramer - Engineer, Benjamin Daner - Bombardier, Adams - Navigator, James J. Sparta - Pilot, Howard C. Wilkins - Co-Pilot.

Front row; Bill Giambrone - Radio Operator, Charles Evans - Gunner, James Hoey - Gunner, William Freiling - Gunner, George W. Morrison - Gunner.

This is the Sparta / Wilkins Crew taken in the U.S. before they arrived at the 376th. The photo was probably taken at Langley Army Air Field.

The Navigator Adams flew infrequently with the Crew and was not aboard July 3, 1944. Adams never flew with the crew and there is no record of him joining the 376th HBG.

A Photo/Gunner, J.L. Morgan was aboard that day.


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


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