340th Bombardment Group History

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August 28, 1944 Mission to Tarare Railroad Bridge




Squadron War Diary
486th Target presented at 0555 briefing was a few miles from Lyon - a long, long trip. Only one box of the 486th dropped - results: some say possible hits, some say pattern was short.
487th Not assigned to this mission.
488th Not assigned to this mission
489th A R.R. viaduct at Tarare, France was assinged to us as our target for the day. Haze, with 1/10 cloud coverage at 4000 to 5000 feet, made it impossible to sight the viaduct and all the thousand pounders were brought back.



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