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484th Bombardment Group (H)

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November 1944

Mission #105

1 November 1944

Target: Graz, Austria

31 aircraft with 3 early return dropped 43.75 tons of bombs with 1 losses and 12 casualties.

31 of our aircraft took off to bomb this vital industrial target at Vienna, but because of 10/10 undercast it was impossible to find the target.  Part of the formation was able to get through to Kapfenburg, Austria and drop 15 tons of bombs on the installations in that area.  The rest of the formations returned their bombs to base.  One ship failed to return.

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3 November 1944

Target: Klagenfurt, Austria

3 aircraft with 0 early return dropped 4.5 tons of bombs with 0 losses and 0 casualties.

Three aircraft dropped 4.5 tons of bombs.

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Mission #107

4 November 1944

Target: Augsburg, Germany

39 aircraft with 4 early return dropped 68.5 tons of bombs with 1 losses and 3 casualties.

The marshalling yard at Augsburg, the distribution point of vital military traffic on the most important route on the whole southeast front, was the target for the group on this date.  Bombing was done on instruments, and the operators are of the impression that very good results were accomplished.  In all, this group rained 67 tons of explosives down on the target.

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Mission #108

5 November 1944

Target: Florisdorf, Austria

30 aircraft with 1 early return dropped 48.5 tons of bombs with 0 losses and 0 casualties.

This mission was split between the two targets.  30 aircraft attacked Florisdorf, dropping 48.5 tons of bombs.

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Mission #108

5 November 1944

Target: Sarajevo Yugoslavia

4 aircraft with 4 early return due to bad weather with 0 losses and 0 casualties.

This mission was split between the two targets.  Four B-24s sent to Sarajevo were recalled because of bad weather.

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Mission #109

6 November 1944

Target: Bossendorf, Austria

32 aircraft with 7 early return dropped 35.0 tons of bombs with 0 losses and 0 casualties.

This was a planned pathfinder mission because the target was covered by a 10/10 undercast.  Bombs were dropped by instruments so results are unknown.

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Mission #110

7 November 1944

Target: Ali Pasin, Yugoslavia

30 aircraft with 1 early return dropped 61.5 tons of bombs with 0 losses and 1 casualties.

We were able to get in our first visual bombing during this month on this mission, but because the target could only be seen through holes in the clouds the bomb hits were slightly over the target, but a great deal of damage was done.  28 planes went over the target, and 16 were damaged by flak which was M-A-H.

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Mission #111

11 November 1944

Target: Linz, Austria

26 aircraft with 4 early return dropped 32.25 tons of bombs with 0 losses and 0 casualties.

26 aircraft took poff to bomb the M/Y at Linz, Austria, but because of bad weather it was necessary to bomb a target of opportunity, the M/Y at Rosenheim.  33 tons of bombs were dropped on the target, but results were unobserved.

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Mission #112

15 November 1944

Target: Innsbruck, Austria

3 aircraft with 1 early return dropped 4.0 tons of bombs with 0 losses and 0 casualties.

Three aircraft were sent to bomb this target; two reached this target to drop 4 tons of bombs.

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Mission #113

16 November 1944

Target: Munich, Germany

33 aircraft with 5 early return dropped 54.0 tons of bombs with 2 losses and 11 casualties.

33 aircraft took off to bomb the Munich West M/Y on this date, but again operations were hamperedby poor weather conditions.  It was necessary to drop by instrument  and once again results were unobserved.

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Mission #114

17 November 1944

Target: Blechhammer, Germany

32 aircraft with 4 early return dropped 47.0 tons of bombs with 1 losses and 10 casualties.

For this mission our forces were split up, and both targets were attacked.  It was the same story on both targets with clouds making it impossible to see the targets.  Bombs were dropped on both targets by instruments, and the operators are of the opinion that they were able to do a good job on the installations.

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Mission #115

18 November 1944

Target: Villafranco, Italy

26 aircraft with 1 early return dropped 44.0 tons of bombs with 0 losses and 0 casualties.

Because of the increased activity by the hostile Italian Air Force in this area, a counter air measure was necessitated.  This group dropped 38 tons on the airdrome in a very good pattern.  The weather was clear over the target, and visual bombing was used for a change.

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Mission #116

19 November 1944

Target: Vienna, Austria

30 aircraft with 2 early return dropped 55.0 tons of bombs with 0 losses and 0 casualties.

It was imperative that we bomb the oil refinery at Vosendorf for it is one of the active sources of oil and gasoline for the enemy forces in Hungary and Italy.  30 planes were dispatched to the target, but again the weather was poor.  Instrument bombing was again used.  After bombing the target, white smoke and explosions were seen through the undercast.  all planes returned to base, although 15 planes were slightly damaged by flak.

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Mission #117

20 November 1944

Target: Blechhammer, Germany

28 aircraft with 1 early return dropped 46.75 tons of bombs with 2 losses and 21 casualties.

The Blachhammer Oil Refinery was the number one target in Europe the time this mission was run.  This refinery was turning out 20,000 gallons of gasoline monthly.  28 planes were sent over this target and fair results were observed. Two planes were lost on this mission.

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Mission #118

21 November 1944

Target: Troops Concentrations, Yugoslavia

14 aircraft with 13 early return dropped 2.5 tons of bombs with 0 losses and 0 casualties.

A unique mission was flown by the group on the 21st of November.  The German army was spread out along a road in Yugoslavia making their way north from Greece.  It was unfortunate that the weather was very bad, and only one of our planes had a chance to drop on these troops.  The rest of the formation found it necessary to return their bombs to the base.

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Mission #119

22 November 1944

Target: Munich, Germany

27 aircraft with 5 early return dropped 33.0 tons of bombs with 0 losses and 0 casualties.

On this high priority target in Germany it was necessary to bomb by pathfinder methods.  No results were observed, but the instrument operator thinks that the results were good.  31 tons of bombs were dropped on the target.  Weather conditions made this our last mission for the month.

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Mission #120

25 November 1944

Target: Munich, Germany

1 aircraft with 0 early return dropped 1.5 tons of bombs with 0 losses and 0 casualties.

One Aircraft dropped 1.5 tons of bombs on this date.

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27 November 1944

Bombardier Flimsy