44th Bomb Group Mission Number 161

Date City Country Target
6/11/1944 Montfort France Airfield

Unofficial Mission Summary 

Captain Aldridge (67th) led one section in a Group mission to France today. The intended target, tactical, were Montfort (a bridge) and La Passonniere (viaduct). Montfort was bombed with unobserved results, while La Passonniere was not found and a suspension bridge, a target of opportunity, was attacked with excellent results. An airfield, also a target of opportunity, was bombed with excellent results. The Jerries finally came up to try to cope with the attacking aircraft - two attacks were made on our Group 4 E/A on the 1st attack (Me 109s) on a diving attack. 12 E/A on the second attack (FW 190s). The Group lost one aircraft on this mission due to these enemy aircraft attacks, per 68th records but I cannot identify. (There were no casualties listed for this date. Perhaps the plane was delayed in return.) 8 of the 67th planes participated, taking off at 0500 and returned at 1030 hours. Capt. Tolbert transferred to Group Hdqts. S/Sgt. Clark G. Bailey finished his tour of duty today.
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