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484th Bombardment Group (H)

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January 1945

Mission #140

4 January 1945

Target: Trento, Italy

28 aircraft with 1 early return dropped 52.5 tons of bombs with 2 losses and 10 casualties.

The importance of Trento as a target lay in the fact that it is situated on the double-track Bologna-Brenner pass line.  On this date the yard was found to be well stocked with cars.  28 aircraft were dispatched to the target, and 52 tons of bombs were dropped.  There were many hits in the target area, and a large explosion was seen in the middle of the yard.

Pilot Flimsy

Bombardier Flimsy


Mission #141

5 January 1945

Target: Zagreb, Yugoslavia

21 aircraft with 21 early return due to bad weather with 0 losses and 0 casualties.

21 aircraft took off to bomb this target visually, but because the sidings were cloud covered, all bombs were returned to base.

Pilot Flimsy


Mission #142

8 January 1945

Target: Linz, Austria

24 aircraft with 24 early return due to bad weather with 0 losses and 0 casualties.

24 aircraft were recalled because of bad weather.

Bombardier Flimsy for 10 January 1945


Mission #143

15 January 1945

Target: Vienna, Austria

28 aircraft with 3 early return dropped 37.5 tons of bombs with 2 losses and 20 casualties.

This target was the number one priority communication target in the 15th Air Force operational area because of nearness to the Russian lines.  Two primary line to the front make it possible for the enemy to feed vast supplies to the force on the Russian Front.  25 aircraft dropped 37 tons in the target area by PFF, but the results were unobserved.

Pilot Flimsy


Mission #144

19 January 1945

Target: Brod Railroad Bridge, Yugoslavia

26 aircraft with 0 early return dropped 55.0 tons of bombs with 0 losses and 0 casualties.

At this time, Brod was considered to be the keey communications target in Yugoslavia.  It was the junction of lines from Zagreb, Belgrade and Sarajevo.  The whole 15th Air Force was going into this area.  55 tons of bombs were dropped in the bridge area.  The target was believed to be well hit.

Pilot Flimsy


Mission #145

20 January 1945

Target: Linz, Austria

28 aircraft with 3 early return dropped 54.75 tons of bombs with 2 losses and 20 casualties.

Twenty-eight aircraft were dispatched, three returned early, two aircraft were lost and twenty aircrew members were declared MIA.

Pilot Flimsy


Mission #146

31 January 1945

Target: Moosbierbaum, Austria (Red)

20 aircraft with 4 early return dropped 39.0 tons of bombs with 0 losses and 0 casualties.

On this high priority target 40 tons of bombs were dropped by Pathfinder method. Results were unobserved, but operators were of the opinion  that a good job was done.

Pilot Flimsy


Mission #146

31 January 1945

Target: Moosbierbaum, Austria (Blue)

19 aircraft with 5 early return dropped 19.5 tons of bombs with 1 losses and 0 casualties.