Thursday, March 18, 2010

War Jourrnal - March 18, 1945

B-26 Nose Art - Just Take Us Home Again Kathleen
Je Reviens - I'll Return

#30 - Silver cluster mission today - Bombed in support of Patton's Army in the Saar Valley today. We were to totally destroy the town of Bad Durkheim - due west of Mannheim. Two wings & two groups went in on the same target. Clouds cover obscured details. - Had a mid-air collision over the field this morning. One plane exploded and blew two others together in formation killing about twenty men.

1 comment:

  1. Wow. The book I told you about stated what a surprisingly small percentage of WWII casualties were due to enemy combat, and how many were due to accidents in training and otherwise, many in these huge planes that were so difficult to fly.