28 B-24’s took off at 0715 to 0746 to bomb KRALJEVO M/Y. No early returns. 28 a/c over target at 1009 – 1015 hours dropping 69.5 tons of 500 lb RDX bombs with .1 nose and .o25 tail fuses from 17,800 to 19,000 feet. 2 bombs or .5 tons fell from lead a/c near I.P when bomb bay doors were opened. 28 returned to base at 1148 hours. None lost. None missing. None at friendly fields. There were 28 effective sorties.
II. ROUTE AND ASSAULT
Rendezvoused at San Vito on course at 8,000 feet at 0833 hours as briefed. Proceeded to turnpoint at Lake Scutari (4210N-1920E), to turnpoint Mataruge (4342N – 2036e), to turnpoint (4350N – 2015E), to IP, Cacak (4355N – 2021E), to target, attacking on a heading of 119 degrees true. Bombing was done visually and by individual boxes, each of which had a separate aiming point. Rallied right to turnpoint Belo Polje (4314N-2057E), thence to turnpoint Lake Scurati, to base. Except for a few low clouds over Adriatic, entire route and target area was free of clouds. Visibility over Jugoslavia and target was 15 miles, else where on rout it was 10 miles. While no escort was assigned, 6 P-51’s were met at 4350N-2010E at 1000 hours at 18,000 feet, and they left at 4156N-1909E at 1056 hours at 13,100 feet. No radio jamming reported.
Visual obseration claimed 3 of the boxes had very good patterns on or near their respective aiming points while the other (lead) box dropped somewhat to the right of its aiming point in a good pattern. Three explosions were seen, and the railroad roundhouse was severely damaged. There were many less cars in the M/Y tha briefed. (probably dispersed). Photographic cover confirms visual observation, indeed shows somewhat better results than claime. Even in the lead bos the majority of bombs fell within the 1,000 feet radius of the aiming point. �
IV. ENEMY RESISTANCE
A. Fighers. No E/A were sighted.
B. Flak. No flak was reported on route or over target.
[No losses. No Damage. No Casualties.]