44th Bomb Group Mission Number 226

Date City Country Target
9/25/1944 Koblenz Germany Marshalling Yards

Unofficial Mission Summary 

Koblenz M/Y, Germany was the target for the 30 aircraft (4 were PFFs and 7 67th's) and all but one of them attacked. Capt. Benadom led the Group and bombing was done by the PFF method through 10/10th cloud cover, with unobserved results. Flak was moderated and inaccurate with no planes sustaining battle damage. Bomb loading was 12 x 500 demos. and some with 7 x 1000. Lt. Appelin, navigator on Lt. Hurst's ship stated that a railroad bridge was included in the target but their bombs hit the city and the bridge still stood. 2nd Lts. Hayden and Spagnola promoted to 1st Lt. effective 22nd.
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