SPECIAL NARATIVE REPORT No. 230
MISSION: NEUBERG A/D
DATE: 24 March 1945
35 B-24’s took off at 0756 to 0830 hours to bomb NEUBERG A/D. 2 early returns jettisoned 3.6 tons of bombs. 33 dropped 58.85 tons of 100 lb clusters of fragmentation bombs on target at 1208 hours from 17,900 to 21.000 feet. 33 returned to base at 1558 hours. None lost, missing or at friendly fields.
II. ROUTE AND ASSAULT
Executed a remote rendezvous as Wing lead over CAZZA (4246 N – 1631 E) at 0934 hours at 12,000 feet. From rendezvous the formation followed the briefed course to the IP, AU (4833 N – 1143 E) at which point an attack was made on the target at 1208 hours on an axis of 302° true from an altitude of 17,900 to 21,000 feet. A left rally brought the formation to rally point, HOHENWART (4837 N – 1123 E) at 1218 hours at 19,500 feet. The briefed route was flown to base with formation arriving at 1558 hours.
Weather was CAVU for the entire route with visibility in the target area over 30 miles.
25 P-38’s were contacted as escort at 1020 hours at 4425 N – 1500E at 14,500 feet. They were last sighted at 1415 hours at 4300 N – 1600 E. The escort was evaluated as good.
Results of bombings by squadron, as takes from strike photo interpretation are:
716th Sq (A-1) – Good pattern starting at aiming point and extending W through dispersal area and wooded section. 4 A/C parked in revets are probably seriouslydamaged.
717th Sq (A-2) – Good pattern of bursts over E end of A/D and parking area. One S/E A/C parked near hangar area probably destroyed. Fire in already destroyed hanger area seen to start.
718th Sq (B-1) – Good coverage of W dispersal area by long string of bursts. 2 A/C in revets probably damaged.
719th Sq (B-2) – Very good coverage of assigned AP and dispersal area. 2 A/C probably damaged.
IV. ENEMY RESISTANCE
A. Fighters: None.
B. Flak – None.
None lost , none damaged, no casualties, no victories.