44th Bomb Group Mission Number 3

Date City Country Target
11/14/1942 Diversionary Mission France Diversion

Unofficial Mission Summary 

This date bought another diversion with five aircraft of the Group, one from the 67th and four 68th - took off but one aborted due to turret failure. The four remaining proceeded over Selsey Bill a point 20 miles north of Cherbourg and return. On this mission three squadrons of British Spitfires escorted our ships, which was the first time our planes had Operated with fighter support. Practically all of the 66th planes were still in Ireland at this time for modifications.

A word of explanation about the diversionary flights - it is one of the most successful methods of throwing the enemy off its attempts of anticipation of the target area of the major forces that the Air Forces dispatch. At the same time it is useful by acquainting the flying crews of the flying conditions over England and also its topography.
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