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Mission No. Twenty-Seven – November 9, 1944


Target: Metz – Heavy Gun Emplacements
Bomb Load: 8-1000# S.A.P.
Gas Load: 2100 gallons
Briefing: 0400
Plane: L4024 – Swampfire
Position: #2, #1 Element, Lead Sqdn., 41st “C” Gp.
T.O.: 0634 Land: 1313 Time: 6 hours, 39 minutes
Left Base: 0723 @ 12000′
Bombs Away: 0950-1/2; 23000′; -38 degrees C.
Distance: 1033 SM

Remarks: Milk run.  Bombed by instrument.  GEE-H.  No flak.  Strong draft in nose.  Very cold.  Nice mission. Oliver stood down for deputy-lead against his wish.  Crew no longer flying together effective today.  Filling in on other crews.

[Note: This was the 379th Bomb Group’s 224th mission.]

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