Robert N. McLean, Jr. Mission on September 6, 1944

September 6, 1944 – Wednesday

“Peace! Its wonderful”

Mission #47 – target – Troop concentration (20,000 Germans) and Tanks at Lescovac in Yugoslavia.  Takeoff 0945 Landing 1345 (0400) Total combat hours (266:35)  Remarks:

1.     Bombing again done by squadron boxes – we again led our box

2.     Buchsheesh – no flak no fighters

3.     It seems improbable that any human being present in the town at the time of the bombing escaped injury

4.     This surpasses our Aug 30 mission as the easiest and shortest up to date

5.     Casualties none

6.     Statistics – total bomb tonnage (179,600 lbs)(89.8 tons)

7.     Good bombing results obtained.


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376th Bomb Group Mission History

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I Survived Ploesti

A Measure of Life

Shot Down In Yugoslavia

Stories of My Life


Born in Battle