Raymond Steven was a co-pilot in the 512th Squadron. He arrived at the 512th without being assigned to a specific crew. Eventually, he was assigned as the co-pilot to the Marden Turner crew, known as Turner's spare parts.
As part of Turner's crew, Ray was involved in 2 crash landings. He wrote about them in letters to me. Click on the 2 links below to read them:
After the second crash, (and Turner's third), the Air Corps must have thought their luck had run out. The crew was rotated home.
Ray also wrote a letter about his missions in general. Click here to read about them.
On a personal note, Ray flew 6 missions with my father, Ed Clendenin, as his co-pilot. Ray and I had many conversions at 376 reunions. It was an honor to know him.
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.
Donate directly to the 376 Endowment
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DATES: Oct 12-15, 2023
CITY:Fairfax Co, VA
HOTEL: Westin Dulles hotel
2520 Wasser Terrace, Herndon, VA 20171
Click here to read about the reunion details.
Liberando: Reflections of a Reluctant Warrior
376th Bomb Group Mission History
Ten Men, A "Flying Boxcar," and A War