“WHERE CREDIT IS DUE”
We were to hit a bridge near Bresinone today. We briefed late, at 8:45 21th takeoff at 10:00. We carried 5-1000 lb’s. The ship was #88. But we never got to the target, as we had to turn back at 1:25 p.m. (Target time was to be at 2:35) We were at the 46th parallel - so we just got the credit for a mission. Weather was bad, and we had to let down through the soup. The reason for our early return - "abortion” - was that #3 was pouring out oil, and #1 lost the use of its turbo amplifier. We arrived back at the field at about 3:45 but the runway was being repaired - so the pilot decided to do a little buzzing. We buzzed the beach at about 100 ft. and an Ind. a speed of 240. Not bad for a heavy. We got credit and should, because the rest of the flight brought their bombs back. Couldn’t find the bridge We dumped ours into the Adriatic up near Fiume Harbor. They made a beautiful white splash in the blue water as they went off. We were at 15,000 (28 guns)
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
2520 Wasser Terrace, Herndon, VA 20171
Click here to read about the reunion details.
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