340th Bombardment Group History

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340th BG
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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 29, 1944 Mission to Feltre Railroad Viaduct




Squadron War Diary
486th Tues Morning mission to N Italy, results were stated as good - pattern across bridge.
487th Not assigned to this mission.
488th Heavy and Intense A/A observed being shot at escort from Verona and Trento.
Results: 1st Box: Over shot slightly.
2nd Box: Had most bombs over but probably scored several hits.
489th Not assigned to this mission



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Crew Lists and Mission Reports




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



Crew List 486th
Crew List 488th
Sortie Reports
340th BG
Squadron Insignia
486th Insignia

487th Insignia

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