28 B-24’s took off at 0725 to 0753 hours to bomb Gun Positions in GENOA area. None returned early. 26 dropped 64-1/2 tons of 1,000 lb GP (.1 & .025 fusing) bombs on two targets as follows: 12 A/C of A Section dropped 29-1/2 tons on VO-643421 and 14 A/C of B Section dropped 35 tons on VO-771481. 1 returned 2-1/2 tons to base and 2 jettisoned 3 tons in the sea. 25 returned to base at 1352 hours. 1 returned to base at 1715 hours. None lost. None missing. 2 at friendly fields. There were 26 effective sorties.
ROUTE AND ASSAULT
Rendezvoused with 376th Group over GROTTAGLIE at 0821 hours at 7,000 feet. From there the course lay to 4250N – 1015E at 1025 hours at 20,500 feet, thence to the IP at 4403N – 0839E at 21,900 feet at 1057 hours. The attacks were made on the targets at 344° True and 002° True. A sharp rally left was made to 4410N – 0820E; thence to 4252N – 1031E and to base. No escort was provided. No radio jamming reported.
Strike photos reveal good coverage around both aiming points with very few scattered bombs. Weather was CAVU for the entire route and over the target. Only 2/10 cumulus over CORSICA and 1/10 cumulus near GENOA.
[No losses. No damage. No casualties. No