Mission No. Twenty-Six – November 5, 1944

Target: Frankfurt – Railroad Marshalling Yards
Bomb Load: 6-1000# S.A.P.
Gas Load: 2400 gallons
Briefing: 0500
Plane: X4934 – Million Dollar Baby
Position: #1, #3 Element, Lead Sqdn., 41st “C” Gp.
T.O.: 0753 Land: 1459 Time: 7 hours, 6 minutes
Left Base: 0841 @ 8000′
Bombs Away: 1123-1/2; 26100′; -44 degrees C.
Distance: 1459 SM

Remarks: Longest mission for some time.  Moderate but very accurate & concentrated flak.  Ball turret gunner got glass particles in eye when turret sighting window was hit by large piece of flak.  Very lucky.  Not serious. Still flying.  Base weathered in upon return.  Landed at emergency field on English coast.  Buzzbombs going over all night.  Returned to base next morning.  Bad mission because of  very poor weather.  Bombed by instrument.  GEE-H.

[Note: This was the 379th Bomb Group’s 223rd mission.]


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