44th Bomb Group Mission Number 158

Date City Country Target
6/7/1944 Lisieux France Rail Choke Points

Unofficial Mission Summary 

The 7th found the Group on a mission to Lisieux, France., a road and highway as well as a railroad choke point in the Invasion area. Again, the target was tactical and was bombed with unobserved results. The 66th did not participate while the 67th sent 7 ships, 8 by the 68th.? by the 506th. No flak or enemy aircraft were encountered. Bombing was done by G-H method. Every one is asking, "Where is the Luffwaffe?" All planes returned to base at 1725 hours, no battle damage and the 67th reported 17 planes in commission for tomorrow. F/0 Trudeau appointed 2nd Lt. Lt. Thornton assigned to 12th RCD. 67th's A/C #42-109820 N "Wasp's Nest" landed at Nuthemstead. Pilot tried to feather engine but couldn't. Ship transferred to Watton for #1 engine change. Lt. Yatkones and crew assigned and joined. 2nd Lts. Knowles and Starkey promoted to 1st Lt. as of the 3rd.
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