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.