24 B-24’s took off at 1025 to 1038 hours to bomb Sarajevo West M/Y. No early returns. 24 a/c penetrated to the IP at 22,000 feet at 1336 hours, but because of 10/10 cloud cover over the target, the formation did not bomb. 24 a/c jettisoned 12 tons of 500 lb RDX with 6 to 72 hours delay fuses and 2.25 tons of 500 lb RDX with .1 and mixed .1 and .025 fuses. 24 a/c returned to base at 1533 hours. None lost. None missing. None at friendly fields.

24 non-effective sorties were flown.


Rendezvoused over San Vito at 9,300 feet at 1204 hours. Proceeded to turnpoint Cavtat (4235N-1813E) making two 360 degree turns over the Adriatic Sea just to the west of this turnpoint to gain altitude. Thence to IP, Praga (4346N-1846E) at 22,000 feet at 1336 hours, but target being obscured by 10/10 cloud coverage, made turn east to point (4343N – 1905E) where another turn south to point (4221N-1855E) was made. Made dog-leg to left to find opening in clouds to jettison bombs fused for delayed action to point (4130N-1900E), thence to base.

Weather — Climb hindered by 6/10 to 8/10 altocumulus middle clouds. Target was obscured by 10/10 low clouds with tops at 12,000 feet. Was also 6/10 cirrus at target with base at 24,000 feet.

No escort was provided.

No radio jamming was reported.

None. All bombs jettisoned or returned to base.


A. Fighters: None.

B. Flak: None

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

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