A. Warren Pearson Mission January 19, 1945

January 19, 1945       18th Sortie

Brod, Austria - Matshalling yards

Bombed at 24,500 feet Temp. about -22 degrees F.

Flak moderate and accurate-- got two holes in tail turret. one just over tail gunner's head.

Briefed for two plans. First plan for Vienna. Red rode radar jammer. We missed target by 6,000 feet. 5 hour mission. Target was 35 minutes from Jugoslavia coast. Germans were down in pocket of Jugoslavia. Excellent bombing conditions--no escort. 8-500 lb. R.D.X. bombs. Tail gunner in hospital yet. Shot in both legs from someone's careless handling of pistol in barracks.