In England, 21 B-24s from the 392nd Bombardment Group (H) attacked a Me-262 jet aircraft assembly plant at Neuberg Air Field. The crews were briefed between 0600 and 0630, and the aircraft took off at 1010. The mission was uneventful: There was neither flak nor enemy aircraft opposition. The mission aircraft assembled over the Continent in clear weather and bombing was visual. Bombing results were judged excellent. Kenneth E. Cline, Verne’s brother-in-law, flew this mission, his seventh, as the co-pilot of B-24 #792.2
Notes & Commentary
1 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.
2 “Mission #262, Target: Neuburg.” WWW.B24.NET (http://b24.net/missions/MM031945.htm : accessed 26 04 March 2015).
I am still shocked by Verne’s death. Tell us how his family went on after the war.