March 19, 1945
Takeoff today was at 0905. We carried 20 double clusters of 100# bombs. (40 in all) Our target was Landshut Germany - a little south of Regensberg. A long haul! Skinner made his 13th - Next one is ours. We encountered no flak at all - we were briefed for no guns! We had P-38 escorts, and they stayed with us a long time before and after the target. Altitude was 17,000 and after takeoff we lost 100# in oxygen pressure. So we sucked oxygen only a little on the way to the target. Resulting in everyone getting headaches and Ace getting sick because of lack of oxygen. We landed at 17:05. 8 hrs. of flying. Results were thought to be good.
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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DATES: Oct 12-15, 2023
CITY:Fairfax Co, VA
HOTEL: Westin Dulles hotel
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