Mission No. Twenty-Eight – November 10, 1944

Target: Cologne – Airfield
Bomb Load: 38-100# G.P.
Gas Load: 2400 gallons
Briefing: 0600
Plane: H4003 – No Name
Position: #1, #2 Element, Low Sqdn., 41st “B” Gp.
T.O.: 0904 Land: 1615 Time: 7 hours, 11 minutes
Left Base: 1007-1/2 @ 15000′
Bombs Away: 1243; 26100′; -36 degrees C.
Distance: 956 SM

Remarks: Very bad weather on entire trip.  Bombed by instrument.  GEE-H.  Intense & very accurate flak over target.  Moderate damage.  Ball turret gunner had close one.  Got bruise on elbow from piece of spent flak. Very long bomb run.  Slow tiresome trip back.  Fifth time to Cologne.  Bad mission.

[Note: This was the 379th Bomb Group’s 225th mission.]


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