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.