Wilbur C. West

Wilbur C. West was a co-pilot with the Howard Walker crew of HALPRO.

Wilbur was on the first HALPRO mission of June 12, 1942.  Click here to read about his experiences.

Wilbur and crew landed in Turkey following their bombing of the Ploesti oil fields.  They were interred in Turkey.  Wilbur and several other HALPRO men then flew one of the B-24's from Turkey to Cyprus.  Click here to read about than experience.

Upon his return to HALPRO, now the 376th, Wilbur returned to flight status. He was assigned to the 513th squadron and given a crew. He described the January 11, 1943 mission to Naples.


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.

Donate directly to the 376 Endowment

To read about other endowment donation options, click here.

My Trip to San Pancrazio

October 2019


NOTE change in month !!!

DATES: Oct 26-29, 2023

CITY:Tucson, AZ

HOTEL: Double Tree Suites Airport hotel

7051 South Tucson Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85756


Click here to read about the reunion details.

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