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

July 2, 1944

“Pests over Budapest”

Mission #19, 20 – target Vecses Airdrome on the outskirts of Budapest in Hungary.  Takeoff 0645 Landing 1305 (0640) Total combat hours (95:55) Load Fragmentation clusters, __20 pounders – 6 in a cluster.  Remarks:

1)     50 of the Luftwaffe (mostly Me-410s) were caught flat footed and almost certainly wiped out

2)     The entire air force was in and around Budapest

3)     Light and fairly accurate flak – no fighters

4)     No Casualties

5)     Statistics – Total bomb tonnage 63,800 lbs (31.9 tons)