32 B-24’s took off at 0706 to 0724 hours to bomb Casarsa Ammunition Stores Dump. 2 returned early because of engine failures. Each jettisoned 2.5 tons of bombs in the Adriatic. Because of weather no target was attacked. 28 returned 70.0 tons of 500 lb RDX bombs to base. 1 jettisoned 2.5 tons because of mechanical failure. The disposition of the bombs on 1 a/c at friendly field is unknown. 29 returned to base at 1400 hours. None lost, none missing, 1 at a friendly field.

Rendezvoused over San Vito at 0810 hours at 4,000 feet as lead group of the Wing. Departed San Vito on briefed course which was followed to target area. The primary target was completely obscured by low clouds and the formation turned east toward alternate of Udine M/Y. This target was also covered by low clouds. At 4555N-1305E at 19,500 feet at 1127 hours the formation turned on a direct route to base.

Scattered high clouds were encountered throughout the rout. The formation reached the level of these clouds near Ferrara and had to climb to 22,000 feet to top them. Northeast of Ferrara the clouds thickened and heightened forcing the formation to drop through and below. At 19,000 feet the formation was clear but found the ground obscured by 8-10/10 low stratus which obscured both targets approached.


No attack.


A. Fighters: None.

B. Flak: None.

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

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