44th Bomb Group Mission Number 231

Date City Country Target
10/2/1944 Hamm Germany Marshalling Yards

Unofficial Mission Summary 

First, they scrubbed a proposed mission to Stuttgart, Germany Tult then dispatched 23 aircraft plus two PFFs to lead the 14th Wing and the 2nd Division to Hamm M/Y. 67th's Lt. Bartlett led the 3rd section composed of 67th aircraft. Lt. Spencer was abortive due to mechanical malfunction, leaving six remaining 67th aircraft to proceed on to the target and bomb, results unobserved. All aircraft attacked with unknown results because, after making a second run to the target, the bombs were dropped visually but the target was completely obscurred by clouds. Flak was moderate and accurate; fighter support was excellent. We incurred no losses but some of the returning planes had slight battle damage.
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