Mission No. Three – August 4, 1944
Target: Peenermunde – V1 & V2 Experimental Station
Bomb Load: 5-1000# G.P.
Gas Load: 2700 gallons
Plane: T9800 – Patches
Position: #3, #1 Element, Low Sqdn., 41st “B” Gp.
T.O.: 1019 Land: 1821 Time: 8 hours, 2 minutes
Left Base: 1024 @ 4000′
Bombs Away: 1448; 21100′; -16 degrees C.
Distance: 1383 SM
Remarks: Right tire blew out while taxiing out to take off. Was changed immediately. Took off late & joined formation along assembly course. Heavy but inaccurate flak over target. Minor damage. Learned value of goggles. Nose was filled with particals of flying plexiglass from two hits in nose. Very tiresome mission, but not too bad. Mostly over water.
[Note: This was the 379th Bomb Group’s 180th mission.]