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Mission No. Fourteen – September 21, 1944


 War-damaged Marshalling Yard (Railyard) near Koblenz-Lutzel, Germany Note all of the craters!  At the time, this was precision bombing. Photo credit: David C. Foster

War-damaged Marshalling Yard (Railyard) near Koblenz-Lutzel, Germany

Note all of the craters! At the time, this was precision bombing.
Photo credit: David C. Foster

Target: Mainz – Railroad Marshalling Yards
Bomb Load: 6-500# G.P., 6-500# incend.
Gas Load: 2400 gallons
Briefing: 0800
Plane: R4890 – Queen O’Hearts
Position: #4, #4 Element, High Sqdn., 41st “A” Gp.
T.O.: 1013 Land: 1623 Time: 6 hours, 10 minutes
Left Base: 1111 @ 15000′
Bombs Away: 1343 1/2; 27000′; -34 degrees C.
Distance: 983 SM

Remarks: Moderate flak over target. Light flak over Siegfried Line. Excellent evasive action. Light damage. Poor visibility over target.

[Note: This was the 379th Bomb Group’s 207th mission.]

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