Robert N. McLean, Jr. Mission on June 2, 1944

June 2, 1944 – Friday

“Bucksheesh”

Mission #3,4 – Target – marshalling yards at Simeria in Romania.  Remarks

1)     #3,4 engines smoking en route to target – possibility existed of bailing out over Yugoslavia, however trouble died down after 20 minutes

2)     Purpose of mission – German supply lines pouring material into Romania against Russian front.  Attack was designed to cripple the flow of supplies by bombing this vital rail line

3)     Takeoff 0515, landing 1235 (0720) Total combat hours – 14:05

4)     No flak or fighters encountered

5)     No casualities – load 5000 lbs

6)     Lt. Clark didn’t fly.  Capt. Kohlstedt was pilot – Johnson copilot