Date: Jan 23, 44
Dispatched: 8 Aborts: 8 Mission: Thunder Bombing Field Order: 39 (wg)
Time Up/Down: 14:43 hrs 16:58 hrs Leader: Lt Col. Duncan
Claims Air: 00-00-00 Claims Ground: 00-00-00 Lost/Damaged: 00-00
Landfall 15:21 hrs, Tessel Island, 22,000ft. Out N of Egmond 15:59 hrs, 18,000ft. All A/C, 500lb, 1/10 sec nose, 1/100 sec tail. Target completely overcast. Flights went down to 10,000ft. Bombs returned to base. Nothing seen air or ground. Lt Col. Duncan of HQ participated. [This was volunteer mission called for by Lt Col. Duncan who wanted to test vertical dive bombing by a split “s” on to the target]
352nd: Lt Col Duncan. T/U 14:43 hrs. T/D 16:08 hrs. Total flight time 1:25 hrs. Landfall 15:21 Tessel Island, 25,000ft, out N of Egmond 15:59 hrs, 18,000ft. All A/C, 500lb GP’s 1/10 sec nose, 1/100 sec tail. Target completely overcast. Flights went down to 10,000ft. Bombs returned to base. Nothing seen air or ground. Weather: Few patches of light cumulus, alto cumulus across the North Sea. 4/10-6/10 light cumulus along the immediate coast with apparent front along east side of Zuider Zee with 10/10 cumulonimbus tops to 20,000 from there inland. Visibility excellent very light contrails at 32,000ft.
|Lt Col||Glenn E.||Duncan||(Gp Ldr)||LH-X|
|1st Lt||Gordon L.||Willits||SX-X|
|1st Lt||William J.||Jordan||SX-T|
351st: Lt. Emory T/U 14: 35 hrs. T/D 17:00 hrs. Total flying time 2:25 hrs [no report details available].
|1st Lt||Frank N.||Emory||(Flt Ldr)||YJ-E|
|2nd Lt||Don M.||Hurlburt||YJ-H|
|1st Lt||Gordon B.||Compton||YJ-O|
|2nd Lt||Edgar J.||Albert||YJ-U|