376bg.org is a project of the Army Air Corps Library and Museum. Volunteers are transcribing servicemen names and their awards from General Orders that we are publishing on this website for enthusiasts, families and researchers of genealogy and World War II history. The names on this honor roll of men assigned to the 376th Bombardment Group is not a complete list of all who served with the 376th, however, we are attempting to locate as many documents that have survived as possible. Sources of material include the US National Archives, Air Force Historical Research Agency and the records donated by individual servicemen and their families. We hope you will find this information useful and enjoyable. We are accepting volunteers help in this very large World War II project as we preserve this history and honor service.
Constituted on 19 October 1942 and activated in Palestine on 31 October where they began combat flying B-24 Liberator aircraft. First, the 376th was attached to the Ninth Air Force November 1942-September 1943, and then the Twelfth Air Force from Tunisia, September-November 1943. the group moved to Italy in November 1943 as part of the Fifteenth Air Force until VE-Day in April 1945.
The 376th BG attacked shipping in the Mediterranean and harbor installations in Libya, Tunisia, Sicily, and Italy to cut enemy supply lines to Africa. Struck airdromes, marshalling yards, and other objectives in Sicily and Italy after the fall of Tunisia in May 1943. Received a Distinguished Unit Citation (DUC) for action against the enemy in the Middle East, North Africa, and Sicily, November 1942-August 1943. Participated in the famed low-level assault on oil refineries at Ploesti and received another DUC: nearing Ploesti on 1 August 1943 and realizing that it was off course, the group attempted to reach its assigned objective from another direction; by this time, however, enemy defenses were thoroughly alerted and intense opposition forced the 376th to divert to targets of opportunity in the general target area.
They moved to Italy in Nov 1943 and operated with 15th Air Force until Apr 1945. Engaged primarily in long-range missions to targets in Italy, France, Germany, Czechoslovakia, Austria, Hungary, and the Balkans to bomb factories, marshalling yards, oil refineries, oil storage facilities, airdromes, bridges, harbors, and other objectives. The 376th received a DUC for attacking the oil industry at Bratislava on 16 June 1944. Also flew support and interdictory missions, assisting Allied forces at Anzio and Cassino during Feb-Mar 1944, supporting the invasion of Southern France in August 1944, aiding the Russian sweep into the Balkans during the fall of 1944, and assisting Allied troops in northern Italy during April 1945.
Col George F. McGuire, 1 Nov 1942
Col Keith K. Compton, 20 Feb 1943
Col Theodore Q. Graff, c. 9 Jan 1944
Lt Col Richard W. Fellows, 10 Jul 1944
Col Theodore Q. Graff, 29 Sep 1944
Col Robert H. Warren, 22 Feb 1945
Archival Combat Film Footage DVD of the 376th BG.
Lydda, Palestine, 31 Oct 1942
Abu Sueir, Egypt, 8 Nov 1942
Gambut, Libya, c. Jan 1943
Soluch, Libya, 22 Feb 1943
Bengasi, Libya, c. 6 Apr 1943
Enfidaville, Tunisia, 26 Sep 1943
San Pancrazio, Italy, c. 17 Nov 1943
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