February 28, 1945
We flew ship #93 today. Our target was a bridge at Bolanzo, Italy. We carried 5-100 pounders. Take off was 10:05 target at 13:45 altitude 24,400 ft. Flak was not too heavy and not as accurate as we feared. Only one hole in the horizontal stabilizer in which the flak was lodged until the jolt of landing at 17:05. No trouble, no fighters and plenty of gas. (I had no Chall this mission - so I made a bed out of excess flak suits. But curiosity made me stand up to look at the flak bursts anyway.) Time 7 hrs.
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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
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