TSgt Alfred W. Young, Jr. - 514th Squadron Radio Operator/Gunner
by Stuart Young
(San Antonio, TX)
March 19, 1945 - Target: Landshut, Germany Marshalling Yards. Note bombs hitting in a string in lower right, through a residential area down to the yards.
TSgt Young's 16th combat sortie hit the Landshut, Germany Marshalling Yards on March 19, 1945. He noted, "Carried 100 pounders, two to a rack. Saw the bombs hit in a string as the forty hit buildings, homes, and gardens near the edge of the rail yard and over to the other side of the yard. Our altitude was only 16,000 feet with a cabin temperature of negative 15 degrees. No flak. Number 60 was a very good acting ship. It made a fuel record of 258 gallons per hour."
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