Mission No. Two – August 1, 1944

Target: Airdrome – Orleans DeBricy
Bomb Load: 10-500# G.P.
Gas Load: 2400 gallons
Briefing: 0730
Plane: L4024 – Swampfire
Position: #3, #1 Element, Lead Sqdn., 41st “C” Gp.
T.O.: 1151 Land: 1700 Time: 5 hours, 9 minutes
Left Base: 1247 @ 6000′
Bombs Away: 1500; 20000′; -10 degrees C.
Distance: 801 SM

Remarks: Take-off delayed two hours. Reason unknown. No flak. Saw jet propelled fighters but were not attacked. Very easy mission. Great contrast to first.

[Note: This was the 379th Bomb Group’s 178th mission.]


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