44th Bomb Group Mission Number 193

Date City Country Target
7/25/1944 St. Lo France Support American Troops

Unofficial Mission Summary 

UMS
7/25/44
The same planned operation as for the 24th of July was carried out today, with excellent results. Again, Capt. Aldridge, 67th, led the Group with 14 ships of the 67th. The 44th with 36 aircraft led the Wing and the Division. The planes bombed from an altitude of 13,000 feet and thereby were the recipients of plenty of flak, but no enemy fighters were seen. Lt. Green, flying A/C #42-99997, sustained slight battle damage and the 68th had damage to 10 of their 12 ships. Later, results proved our bombing effected the breakthrough and now our troops are pouring through the gap with excellent gains. Capt. Middleton and S/Sgt. Bata returned from DS to duty. 1st Lt. Atkinson assigned and joined the 67th. 26, Mission for today was a target at Basdorf, Germany. However, it was scrubbed due to weather, and another mission was to have been run to an airfield at Chateaudun, France but it, too, was scrubbed for the same reason.
 
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