Edward F. Clendenin, Jr. has had a life long interest in aviation. He has a degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and was employed by several airframe manufacturers. He worked on the AV-8 Harrier, the F-4 Phantom, the F-15 Eagle, the F-16 Fighting Falcon, the F-18 Hornet and the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
In 1999, he attended his first reunion of the 376th Bomb Group Veterans Association. He is a past president of the Association, and is currently the historian and web master.
He is the author of the book 376th Bomb Group Mission History.
He and his wife Pat live in Georgetown, Texas.
The Other Doolittle Raid
Following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, President Franklin D. Roosevelt demanded that the United States respond by bombing Japan. His not so innocent request would cause ripple effects throughout the military planning of the United States and Great Britain. Two hundred and twelve men and 23 B-24D heavy bombers would form the nucleus of an Army Air Corps unit called the Halverson Provisional Group, HALPRO for short. They would be assembled at the Fort Myers, Florida Air Base by May 1, 1942. By the end of the month, they had departed the continental United States. They were about to enter into the political and military vortex of 1942. And not all of these ripples were caused by the enemy.
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