Mission No. Six – August 13, 1944
Target: Rouen – Railroad Junction
Bomb Load: 38-100# G.P.
Gas Load: 2000 gallons
Plane: X5903 – Toodles Boy
Position: #2, #2 Element, Low Sqdn., 41st “A” Gp.
T.O.: 1027 Land: 1512 Time: 4 hours, 45 minutes
Left Base: 1110 @ 9500′
Bombs Away:1313; 19000′; -12 degrees Celcius
Distance: 635 SM
Remarks: Moderate but extremely accurate flak for 15 minutes. Lost one engine and received other major damage in wings. All flak from Nazi field artillery. Those boys are too good. Two pieces flak thru nose. Scared hell out of bombardier & myself. Entire group badly hit. Grounded for three days to repair battle damage. Air Medal mission.
[Note: This was the 379th Bomb Group’s 189th mission.]