George LaRoe mission April 9, 1945

April 9, 1945 Lugo, Italy

In direct support of British 8th army push.  Carried frag bombs for troops.  Saw big flash of flame on coast while going to target.  Found out later ship explosion in Bari harbor.  Markers indicated route to target and line of friendly flak at 15000 ft indicated front lines.  Very little enemy flak seen.  Good bombing results.

Liberandos Patch