44th Bomb Group Mission Number 233

Date City Country Target
10/5/1944 Lippstadt Germany Airfield

Unofficial Mission Summary 

67th's Lt. Bakalo led the Groups formation of 27 ships and 3-GH ships, plus 2 PFFs to Lippstadt Airfield in Germany. The PFFs were leads for the 392nd and 491st groups, one aircraft did not attack because of an electrical release failure. Lt. Bartlett led the 67th aircraft (9) and were the high right squadron. Fighter support was good through the mission, and neither flak or E/A were encountered. All of our ships returned without mishap. The results were good for the first and second squadrons, but poor for the third. Lt. Hurst's navigator, Lt. Appelin recorded the bombing to be worse than that. Bomb loading 52 x 100 fragmentation. Captain Devon M. Davis assigned and joined from 66th Squadron.
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