March 16, 1945
We went to Weinernievstadt today. Carried a bomb load of 8-500s One plane accidentally dropped its bombs on Brendisi a couple minutes after takeoff making a direct hit on the Marshalling Yards and Oil refinery. Tough luck too. We took off at 8:50 flying #89. Target time was 12:10 and we made a 3600 because of an undercase, bombed by P.F.F. though it was clear over the target the second time around. I watched the bombs hit. They made a lot of smoke and flame. We had 10 planes in our box and 80-500# were dropped. We hit an oil tank I think, the fire looked like it. We saw no flak at all (Ace said he saw one, way off to the left) and received no holes. We did not contact the escort either, but fortunately we did not need them. We landed at 15:20. Skinner did not fly this one. He was stranded in Naples.
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