Mission No. “Aborted” – August 3, 1944
Target: None listed
Bomb Load: 20-250# G.P.
Gas Load: 1700 gallons
Plane: H4003 (No Name) [see photo]
Position: None listed
T.O.: 1459 Land: 1835 Time: 3 hours, 36 minutes
Left Base: 1640 @ 19000′
Bombs Away: n/a
Distance: 500 SM (estimated)
Remarks: #2 engine blew two cylinder heads immediately after leaving field and was feathered. Unable to climb on three engines and were told to turn back. The target was flying bomb sites. Would have been very easy mission. Very disappointed.
[Note: This was the 379th Bomb Group’s 179th mission.]