RSS

Mission No. Ten – August 30, 1944


Target: Lille – Railroad Junction
Bomb Load: 20-250# G.P.
Gas Load: 1900 gallons
Briefing: 0645
Plane: R4890 – Queen O’Hearts
Position: #4, #4 Element, Low Sqdn., 41st “B” Gp.
T.O.: 0910 Land: 1300 Time: 3 hours, 50 minutes
Left Base: 0959 @ 19000′
Bombs Away: 1112; 21000′; -16 degrees C.
Distance: 461 SM

Remarks: Not enough time for assembly. Started on course with planes strung out for twenty miles. Briefed for flying bomb sites. Encountered heavy clouds over France. Formation split up. Target obscured. Started looking for target of opportunity. Spotted RR junction thru break in clouds & dropped bombs. Got position by GEE fix. Planes fell into formation behind us & we led ten plane formation back to England. No flak, no enemy fighters. A very thoroughly messed up trip.

[This was the 379th Bomb Group’s 196th mission.]

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