44th Bomb Group Mission Number 217

Date City Country Target
9/5/1944 Karlsruhe Germany Marshalling Yards

Unofficial Mission Summary 

UMS
9/5/44
We finally got our first mission of the month off today with two full squadrons dispatched to Karlsruhe M/Y. The 67th sent 5 A/C with the 44th Group, all aircraft reached the objective and bombed visually with good results, and some hits were excellent. Flak was meager and inaccurate; no enemy aircraft were observed. Lt. Meyerricks, flying #846 L landed in southern England on return. Also, Lt. Herring, flying #193 I, was forced to land in France. All crew members reported safe and will return to base tomorrow. The 66th A/C #42-95189 crash-landed in field after engines cut out. Lt. Ledford and crew assigned to the 66th BS.
 
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