Robert J. Weichhand Mission April 15, 1945

April 15, 1945


We went to Italy today - flying the last mission of the 376th bomb. Group before the group goes back to the states. Every available ship flew today - many ships that have never been on a mission before. We flew #15 a veritable “Jinx.” But we got it there and back. The target was troop concentrations in and around Bologna. Our bomb load was 16-250# RDX. Takeoff at 10:25 - target 13:52 - landing 17:20. (Time 6:55) Altitude 20,900 results - unobserved. One bomb hung up and had to be jettisoned over the Tyrhenean sea. We passed Rome today for the first time. Escort 30-P38s. (The Squadron flew two boxes 6 and 10 ships.) We flew the 10 ship box.


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My Trip to San Pancrazio

October 2019


NOTE change in month !!!

DATES: Oct 12-15, 2023

CITY:Fairfax Co, VA

HOTEL: Westin Dulles hotel

2520 Wasser Terrace, Herndon, VA 20171


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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


Born in Battle

Bombardier's Diary

Lost Airmen

Langdon Liberando