Mission No. Five – August 12, 1944

Target: Metz – Railway Marshalling Yards
Bomb Load: 12-500# G.P.
Gas Load: 2400 gallons
Briefing: 0345
Plane: A6119 – White Lightening
Position: #3, #3 Element, Lead Sqdn., 41st “B” Gp.
T.O.: 0617 1/2 Land: 1439 1/2 Time: 8 hours, 22 minutes
Left Base: 0715 1/2 @ 10000′
Bombs Away:1050; 20000′; -10 degrees Celcius
Distance: 1325 SM

Remarks: No flak or fighters. Returned with two bombs because of a rack malfunction. Long & tiresome mission. At altitude for very long time.

[Note: This was the 379th Bomb Group’s 188th mission.]


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