Mission No. Four – August 7, 1944
Target: Paris – Fuel Storage Depot
Bomb Load: 18-300# Demo.
Gas Load: 2000 gallons
Plane: A7170 – Julie Mae
Position: #2, #1 Element, Lead Sqdn., 41st “B” Gp.
T.O.: 0927 Land: 1458 Time: 5 hours, 31 minutes
Left Base: 1014 @ 5000′
Bombs Away: 1305; 25000′; -30 degrees C.
Distance: 922 SM
Remarks: Take-off was delayed two hours because of a heavy ground fog. Heavy but inaccurate flak over target. Target at first covered with clouds. Prepared only for visual bombing. Circled over parts of Paris – asking for trouble – for twenty minutes until target was clear. Did not see Paris itself.
[Note: This was the 379th Bomb Group’s 184th mission.]
April 21, 2017 at 9:19 pm
Amazing, I was one day old. I only hope that new generations understand what they went through to preserve freedom. Thanks for this website, Thanks to your dad and all veterans for their sacrifices.