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484th Bombardment Group (H)

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October 1944

Mission #92

4 October 1944

Target: Caesara Bridge, Italy

17 aircraft with 0 early return dropped 42.5 tons of bombs with 0 losses and 0 casualties.

40 tons of 1000 pound bombs were rained upon the Caesara River Bridge target on 4 October Scoring several direct hits on the western approach of the bridge while the surrounding area was leveled.  The target was covered with 6/10 cloud cover so it was a creditable performance for the group in putting the bridge out of operation.


Mission #93

7 October 1944

Target: Komarom, Hungary

18 aircraft with 18 early return due to failure to rendezvous with 0 losses and 0 casualties.

18 aircraft were dispatched and recalled because of a failure to rendezvous.


Mission #94

10 October 1944

Target: Castelfranco, Italy

19 aircraft with 19 early return due to bad weather with 0 losses and 0 casualties.

The mission to Castel Franco M/Y, Italy must be carried as a failure because of a most unusual occurrence.  It was necessary for the lead plane to abort, and because the radio was out, there was no way to explain to the rest of the formation so they followed it back.  All bombs were returned to base.


Mission #95

11 October 1944

Target: Dravograd, Yugoslavia

26 aircraft with 7 early return dropped 27.0 tons of bombs with 0 losses and 0 casualties.

A partial victory was scored over weather on this mission to Dravograd.  In a 10/10 overcast enroute the formation was broken up, but five of the twenty ships were able to get through and hit the target.  Nine of the others dropped their bombs on targets of opportunity, but the results of these operations is unknown.  The rest brought their bombs back to the base.


Mission #96

12 October 1944

Target: Bologna, Italy

38 aircraft with 2 early return dropped 72.0 tons of bombs with 0 losses and 0 casualties.

Our mission to bomb the Bologna M/Y park on 12 October was in direct support of the ground troops on the Italian front.  The mission was highly successful, seventy tons of bombs being dropped on the target with excellent results.  For the first time the weather was clear and our bombardiers were able to do their job unhamppered by the undercast.  Thirty-eight aircraft were dispatch to drop 72 tons of bombs.  Two aircraft returned early.


Mission #97

13 October 1944

Target: Vienna, Austria

38 aircraft with 9 early return dropped 63.75 tons of bombs with 2 losses and 12 casualties.

The mission to Vienna on the 13th of October was a costly one for the group.  The target was missed and two of our planes were lost.  A great deal of damage was done by our bombs in the northern end of the yards, but was not our briefed target.  Flak was extremely heavy, and 20 of our planes were damaged.

Bombardier Flimsy


Mission #98

14 October 1944

Target: Edrsekujvac, Hungary

31 aircraft with 6 early return dropped 54.75 tons of bombs with 4 losses and 10 casualties.

A successful mission was carried out against the Edrselkujvac M/Y, Hungary on 14 October.  A good pattern was made on the choke point highway, and railroad.  Many fires were seen in the immediate area.  Another successful mission was chalked up by the group.


Mission #99

16 October 1944

Target: Linz, Austria

31 aircraft with 2 early return dropped 64.5 tons of bombs with 0 losses and 1 casualties.

On 16 October thirty planes took off to bomb the Ordnance Works at Linz, Austria.  It was not a successful mission although a great deal of damage was done to the area about the depot.  60 tons of bombs were dropped long and to the left of the target.  Fighters were seen on this mission but they did not attack our formation.  Heavy flak was encountered and twelve of our planes were moderately damaged.


Mission #100

17 October 1944

Target: Vosendorf, Austria

25 aircraft with 25 early return due to bad weather with 0 losses and 0 casualties.

Another victory was denied by weather when a 10/10 undercast made it necessary for our ships to turn back.  Vosendorf Oil Refinery was to have been the target.  Attempts were made to bomb the alternates, but they were all weathered in and all bombs were returned to base.


Mission #101

20 October 1944

Target: Milan, Italy

34 aircraft with 5 early return dropped 65.25 tons of bombs with 0 losses and 0 casualties.

On this date, 34 B-24s were dispatched to bomb the Alfa Romero Works in Milan, Italy.  5 ships returned early.  65.25 tons of bombs were dropped.


Mission #102

23 October 1944

Target: Munich, Germany

24 aircraft with 3 early return dropped 30.0 tons of bombs with 1 losses and 10 casualties.

The group was split on this date.  One bomber force of 24 aircraft attacked Munich, Germany dropping 30 tons of bombs on the target.


Mission #102

23 October 1944

Target: Milan, Italy

16 aircraft with 16 early return due to bad weather with 0 losses and 0 casualties.

The group was split on this date.  One bomber force of 16 aircraft were unable to bomb Milan, Italy and returned to base.


Mission #103

29 October 1944

Target: Regensburg, Germany

36 aircraft with 36 early return due to bad weather with 0 losses and 0 casualties.

Bombardier Flimsy


Mission #104

31 October 1944

Target: Podgorica, Yugoslavia

33 aircraft with 33 early return due to bad weather with 0 losses and 0 casualties.