28 B-24’s took off at 0930 to 1006 hors to bomb IESKOVAC troop concentrations. None returned early. 28 dropped 69 tons 1,000 lb RDX bombs (.1 and .01 fusing) on target at 1218 hours from 21,500 to 22,800 feet. 1 of the 28 a/c over target jettisoned one ton. 28 returned at 1352 hours. None lost, none missing, none at friendly fields. There were 28 effective sorties.
II. ROUTE AND ASSAULT
Rendezvoused with the 450th Group over Manduria at 10,000 feet at 1040 hours as the fourth group in the Wing formation. Thence to San Vito to keypoint Kolaj (4153N – 1929E) at 1120 hours at 17,000 feet to 4220N – 2000E, to 4243N – 2016E to 4243N – 2030E, to turnpoint Bistrica (4301N – 2053E) to I.P. Prokuplje (4314N – 2136E), to target, attacking on an axis of 133 degrees true. The rally was a sharp right. Thence to 4150N – 1932E to Base Rendezvoused with 20 P-38’s at 1210 hours at 4312N – 2125E at 21,500 feet, fighters at 24,000 feet. Departed at 1300 hours at 4159N – 1938E. Evaluation: Good.
Assigned target well hit. Some bombs East and Southwest of target. Photos confirm.
IV. ENEMY RESISTANCE
A. Fighters. None.
B. Flak. None
[No losses. No damage. No casualties.]