A. Warren Pearson Mission December 17, 1944

December 17, 1944     14th Sortie     (Double)

Salzburg, Austria - Marshalling yards

8- 500 lb. bombs - 2 bobby trap delayed action

Bombed at 24,300 ft. visually

Had 28 direct hits in yards. I thought we would sneak aver target, but they opened up over target. Flak heavy and very accurate.

Had one hole in ship. Had trouble with my oxygen that day.

57 B-24's with 65 P-38's as escort. P-38’s strafed that day and knocked out locomotives and railroad cars and one trolley car. Flak guns were in mountains-- had rail cars moved out of yards.

Temp. -31 degrees F.