44th Bomb Group Mission Number 190

Date City Country Target
7/20/1944 Erfurt Germany North Airfield

Unofficial Mission Summary 

UMS
7/20/44
Erfurt/North Airfield, Germs., was hit with excellent results by the Group's 26 bombers. Actually 25 regulars and 2 PFFS took off but one 506 plane was forced to return early, and the two PFFs were lead and deputy lead for the 492nd. Lt. Gunton flew deputy lead of the second section. The formation encountered no flak or enemy aircraft and all returned safely to base. Bombing was visual. Lt. Stevens assigned and joined from the 66th. Capt. Mercer and 1st Lt. Rising, having completed operational tour, were assigned to the 12th RCD. 1st Lt. Abrams relieved and assigned to 491stBG.
 
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