Mission No. 48
7 May 1944
Station: 166
Target: A/C Repair Plant at Le Mans, France
The 391st was ordered to attack the Aero Engine repair plant at Le Mans, France. 20 aircraft were sent on a route to Brighton, England, where a rendezvous with the 344th Bomb Group was made, which led to the target. 9th AF P-38 fighters were met. They continued with their escort to the target where four-1000 pound General Purpose bombs were dropped on the target by each of 19 planes, one failing to bomb. The bombs were released by flight of sixes, with the following results:
1st Six: Poor results.
2nd Six: Excellent results.
3rd Six: Good results.
Weather was good and no flak was experienced on the entire route.
Major Miller's bombardier for this mission was Lt. Lyons and Capt. Turnage as navigator.
Capt. Roeper's bombardier was Lt. Hemphill.
Capt. Schleicher's bombardier was Lt. Johnson.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR THIS MISSION FROM THE GROUP MISSION RECORDS IS AVAILABLE IN THE "CREW LOADLING LIST" SECTION OF THIS WEBSITE here


Box #1 - Lead Flight
Miller
572
804-A
13
Walker
572
972-S
5
Hanlon
572
812-D
9
Jacobs*
572
803-K
8
Holliday
572
831-H
19
Mccarty
572
836-N
1
Jobe
572
947-O
2
Box #1 - High Flight
Roeper
572
806-M
1
Smith
572
008-L
8
Blute
572
102-F
4
Dickinson
572
820-S
22
Reynolds
572
815-R
4
Koehl
572
823-N
21
Alexander
572
797-P
3
Box #1 - Low Flight
Schleicher
572
811-G
7
Crim
572
825-B
15
Whitson
572
830-M
18
Danforth
572
813-J
6
Dewitt
572
828-L
24
Barker
572
809-O
3
Box #1 - Spare Flight
Spare Lead
573
943-F
16
Spare Loaded
572
673-A
5