Mission#67 January 23, 1944 – Target: Leeuwarden Airfield, Thunder Bombing.

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

Target: Leeuwarden

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
2nd Lt Maurice Morrison SX-R

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
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