Richard C. Kellogg mission March 23, 1945

Mission #14 Date 23 Mar.45 Target St Valentin, Austria R.R. Yards

Flight Crew p- Pitts, C/O-Ingraham, N-Kellogg, B-Timko, E-Miller, R/O-Huelskamp, AG-Pendergrass, AG-Thorn, AG-Lafranconi, AG-Peters.

Plane #72, Type B24-H, Position #8, Box #2, Bombs 40-100 lb. G.P. bombs, Carpet & Window deployed, 32 Guns, Take Off 0812, IP 1220, Alt. 24,300, Bombs away 1228, Back to base 1545.

REMARKS AND CREW COMMENTS

TIME

0900

1036

ALTITUDE

10,000

19,000

LOCATION

       

4410-1515

task

Put on oxygen

21 P-38s seen red nose yellow & black tail.

1152

1157

1209

1220

1228

24,300

24,300

24,300

24,300

24,300

4812-1513

4825-1537

4837-1510

IP

      


200 cars in M/Y at St Polten.

10 barges seen on Krens

Lots of bomb smoke at Zwettl.


Target-switched positions after IP heading 200, 3 minutes of flak (moderate & accurate) bombs away weather at target CAVU. bombs hit in M/Y good job, #1 box did good job also, smoke pots used over Linz, but not to good of a job, #73 dropped back of formation after target.

1320

1350

1545

17,000

12,000

         

4500-1510

4351-1531

          

Lost sight of #73

3 P-38s leave.

Back to base.