Robert N. McLean, Jr. Mission on June 25, 1944

June 25, 1944 – Sunday

“plenty of Nothin”

Mission #15 – target – submarines and sub pens at Toulon in France.  Takeoff 0510 Landing 1315 (0805) Total combat hours 75:30. Load 5000 lbs.  Remarks:

1)     Target and alternate were covered by clouds

2)     Bombs were jettisoned in the sea because inaccurate bombing could have caused damage and casualties in the three large hospitals in target area

3)     Moreover bombs had to be wasted because gas load was insufficient to carry extra weight back to base.

4)     Moderate and slightly accurate flak encountered

5)     No fighters

6)     No casualties

7)     Statistics – total bomb tonnage dropped to date 49000 lbs (24 ½ tons)

8)     One plane missing (Christenson) last seen heading for Naples