March 17, 1945

Saturday

In England, the war goes one. Today, Verne’s brother-in-law, Kenneth E. Cline, flew his sixth mission with the 392nd Bombardment Group (H) as the co-pilot of B-24 #118. Thirty B-24s dropped 1,240 bombs on the marshalling yards at Munster.1 The target was obscured and bombing was by H2X. Flak was meagre and inaccurate and there was no German fighter opposition.2

flak

All of the aircraft recovered safely at Wendling at 1700.

Notes & Commentary

1 “Mission #260, Target: Munster.” WWW.B24.NET (http://b24.net/missions/MM031745.htm : accessed 26 January 2015).

2 392th Bombardment Group (H) History, March 1945, Headquarters 392th Bombardment Group (H), 8 April 1945, microfilm B0445, Maxwell AFB, AL: Air Force Historical Research Agency, 1973, frames 1820 & 1834.

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