March 21, 1945
This was the first day of Spring and as usual, Adolf got his greetings. This time at the Jet Propelled (ME-262) Airdome at Newburg. Our ship carried 240_ 20 lb. bombs, fragmentation bombs. They were in clusters of six. Ten planes to a box. Two wings went over the target, so between 60 and 70,000 bombs were dropped on the field. They looked like confetti falling out. We must have knocked out a lot of ships. I don’t see how we could have missed. Out bombing alt.was 23,500. I flew R.G.M. on this trip. Ship 87, so I did not see the hits. I do not like to fly R.C.M. so I hope I can get out. Take off was 07:25 - Target 1202 - and landing 1525 for a total of 8 hrs. We saw no flak. Fighters were reported, but we had 50-P-51s. So we weren’t too worried.
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At the 2017 reunion, the board approved the donation of our archives to the Briscoe Center for American History, located on the University of Texas - Austin campus.
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DATES: Oct 12-15, 2023
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