44th Bomb Group Mission Number 142

Date City Country Target
5/23/1944 Avord France Airfield

Unofficial Mission Summary 

Excellent strikes and results were scored by the entire Group on the mission to the airfield at Avord, 14 miles miles west of Bourges, France. Captain Gildart was Lead Pilot with Colonel Gibson as Command Pilot, leading the entire Division on this most successful strike. Col. Gibson stated that the bombing results were the best ever accomplished by this Group. The MPI was entirely covered. 30 aircraft took off, 29 bombed (10 67th). Time off was an early 0445 and all returned at 1230 hours. There were no enemy aircraft in the target area and very little flak encountered. Fighter support was excellent. One new combat crew was assigned to the 67th and joined from Station #138.
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