February 16, 1945
Sortie #7 - Mission #13
Primary - Leipheim. Airdroma - but hit Hall M.Y. Alternate.
I flew Radar Oper. again in 87, Position 6. We were to hit the Jet Propelled Air Drome at Leipheim - but due to an undercase we bombed Hall. We dropped the bombs at 13:05. Loaded with 16-250#RDX We were briefed to expect about 30 S/E. Fighters and 20 jets. Were we worried! We had 50 P51s escort they said - though we only saw about 15. On the way back we got a lot of flak from Venice - damn near got us - as we were at 14000 ft. The T. G . said “Let s get out of here Merle its coming upon our tail.” Things were hot as hell for a couple minutes. Even tho we’d crossed the shore line they kept firing. Bombing alt. was 26000. We took off at 0810 - Landed at 1620 - Total 8:10 hrs. The longest yet. We fly again tomorrow. No fighters seen.
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