44th Bomb Group Mission Number 187

Date City Country Target
7/16/1944 Saarbrucken Germany Rail and Communications

Unofficial Mission Summary 

UMS
7/16/44
42 aircraft departed this base at 0530 hours on an operational mission once again to Saarbrucken. 7 PFFS, 12 each by the 67th and 506th and 11 from the 68th. The 67th had 11 aircraft reach the objective, the bomb run was PFF and the results were unobserved due to the cloud cover, but believed good. The 66th again had leads of the 492nd, 446th, 448th, and 93rd. Lt. Gunton led the 3rd section which was made up of 67th aircraft. Lt. Duwe was forced to turn back due to a runaway prop on #4 engine". Sortie credit was allowed since he was engaged in flak. All returned safely. There was a Station Defense All-Out Alert at 1100 hours. The Squadron (67th) received notice that M/Sgt. Illick and Horvath are to return to the Zone of Interior. Three enlisted men transferred to the 66th Squadron - Sgts. Moore, Mercuriadis. and Brandford.
 
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