340th Bombardment Group History

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486th Insignia

487th Insignia

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486th B.S.
487th B.S.
488th B.S.
489th B.S.
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August 20, 1944 Valence/La Tresorerie L.G. (Aerodrome)




Squadron War Diary
486th Morning mission gave unsatisfactory results - of the 15 enemy ships on the A/D only a few were hit. Of course everyone was disappointed especially Capt. Bridges who was awakened at 0300 to change the bomb load!
487th Not assigned to this mission.
488th From Mission Report: Flak heavy, intense and inaccurate. Battery of Guns at 19-K. Another at 13-F. Guns at 0-0976 and 9-9910. Two planes holed
Good pattern which took in the upper two-thirds on the east side of the target area.
489th No Report



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Note to Crew Lists


On the crew list for the 488th Bomb Squadron below, the bombardier
in plane 8Z is listed as 2nd Lt. J. Heller. This is Joseph Heller, the
author of the novel Catch-22.



Crew List 486th
Crew List 488th
340th BG
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486th Insignia

487th Insignia

488th Insignia 489th Insignia
486th B.S.
487th B.S.
488th B.S.
489th B.S.
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