Tuesday, March 23, 2010

War Journal - March 23, 1945

B-26 nose art - Little Sue

#33 - Bombed the town of Dinslaken in the Rhur twice today. I went the second time. Very short time inside enemy territory but there is plenty flak along the Rhine at this place and we made three bomb runs. We were carrying 100# clusters of frags. Bombs from the ship ahead of us blew back on us hitting our plane & props in several places. We were lucky none of them exploded as in the case of one other ship with us. I saw it go down in flame & explode - we believe five of the men got out but some of them drifted into German territory. Our ship was pretty well battered between flak & our own bombs.

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