Rowan Thomas crew

Rowan Thomas crew transferred from India to the Middle East as part of the Brereton Detachment. The men and their positions are:

Officers
Thomas, Rowan T.
Jose, Jr., Elmer H.
Kimbell, Charles L.

Enlisted
Landers, Gerald L.
Stacy, William W.
Lebel, Adrian A.
Roman, Stephen J.
Willard, Leslie D.
Stephanchick, Joseph T.


416596
430585
435128


6995371
6560022
6137057
6949694
16027387
33087661


Pilot
Pilot / Co-pilot
Nav-Bom


Enlisted Bombardier
Engineer
Radio Operator
Gunner
Gunner
Gunner

The adventures of the crew are described in Born in Battle by Rowan Thomas.


According to the July 3, 1942 orders, these were the crew and passengers on B-17E, 41-9027

Thomas, Rowan T.                416596    Pilot
Emens, Justus A.                   427709    Co-pilot
Postelle, Arnold W.                434467    Navigator
Stowe, Joe D.                    14021924    Enlisted Bombardier
Burgin, Barney W.               6912414    Engineer
Griggs, Charles A.              6581128    Gunner
Madsen, Rudolph V.         19049969    Radio Operator
Shelley, William F.               6578390    Armorer
Hall, Alvin G.                    19017420    Gunner

Dennis, Gustave N.           6561566     Passenger - S/Sgt
Firman, David C.             19018190    Passenger - Pvt


376 ARCHIVES

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


2019 River Cruise


The 2020 reunion has been postponed to September 2021. It will be at the same hotel.

DATES: Sep 9->12, 2021

CITY:Albuquerque, NM

HOTEL: Sheraton Uptown

2600 Louisiana Blvd. NE

Albuquerque, NM 87110


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


Attack


Born in Battle