340th Bombardment Group History

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487th B.S.
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489th B.S.
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November 2, 1944 Mission to Cassana D'Adda Railroad Bridge




Squadron War Diary
486th Not assigned to this mission
487th An early morning mission was postponed until 12:45 at which time six B-25's took off to bomb a railroad bridge at K-500680 in Northern Italy. There were some possible hits within the target area although the majority of bombs landed beyond and to the right of the target bridge. Ack-ack fire was out of range and all planes returned to the base unharmed.
488th Twelve planes off to Cassano D'Adda rail bridge, Italy. Did a good job. Got 100% which is a good start for the month.
489th No Record



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Crew Lists and Mission Reports




On the crew list for the 488th Bomb Squadron below, the bombardier
in plane 8F is listed as 1st Lt. J. Heller. This is Joseph Heller, the
author of the novel Catch-22.



Crew List 488th


340th BG
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486th B.S.
487th B.S.
488th B.S.
489th B.S.
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