42 B-24’s took off at 0806 hours to attack the Munich West M/Y. there were no early returns. Because of bad weather ahead, 34 turned back at 4600N-1245E at 1122 hours. Of these ships, 21 jettisoned 36.25 tons of M-17 incendiary clustered bombs (35.5 and 36.5 second fusing) and 13 jettisoned 22.75 tons of 500 500 lb RDX bombs (.01 and .025 fusing) in the Adriatic at 4410N-1520E. 8 other ships of the lead box continued on through the front, broke out into the clear beyond the front and continued on to 4752N-1207E. Because they wer alone at this point, they jettisoned 14 tons of 500 lb RDX bombs and returned to base. 42 returned to base at 1415 hours. None lost, none missing, and none at friendly fieles. There were no effective sorties.


Rendezvoused with 98th Group at San Vito on course at 5,000 feet at 0904 hours. Proceeded to left of briefed course to 4532N-1241E to Montereale (4610N-1240E) to Wind-matrei (4700N-1232E), made a dog-leg right and then left to point of turnback at 4752N-1207E to Wind-Matrei (4700N-1232E) to Caorle (4536N-1253E) to base.

No interference from weather was experienced at take-off. Middle clouds at 10,000 feet over the Adriatic increased from 4/10 to 8/10 off the Spur. Cumulus clouds with tops of 7,000 feet increased from 2/10 to 8/10 in the Northern Adriatic with tops over 20,000 feet. Presence of an occluded frontal system over the Pola Penisula with an overcast of middle clouds at 19,000 feet and lower clouds at 18,000 feet to 10/10 interfered with completion of mission requiring formation to turn back. Visibility lowered in mist to 1/4 mile inland from Trieste. At base on return, 6/10 clouds with tops of 6,000 feet and 3/10 middle clouds at 10,000 feet were present.

No rendezvous was made with escort.

No radio jamming was reported.


All bombs were jettisoned


A. Fighters: None

B. Flak. None

[Losses: None. Damage : None. Casualties: None.]

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