310thBG,380thBS, S/Sgt Edwin C Talley / R/G
310thBG,380thBS, S/Sgt Edwin C Talley, R/G
380th BS Mission Summary: (Ops Order ---/mission ---) Group Mission # : Mission Report;#129; Date- Sep 22 1943
Target- Rd. Bridge & Switchback at 946765 (Just N (Squadron airplanes- twelve) of Grottaminarda)
After the splendid work that our Group performed on the Castelnuovo Rd Jcn. that resulted in the destruction of 1800 M/T trapped on the severed roads, we have gained greater glory in our tactical work. Knowing of its importance, higher Command assigned us to destroy the Rd Bridge & Switchback at 946765 which is just N of Grottaminarda. A perfect piece of bombing was turned in by our bombardiers that resulted in direct hits on the bridge and severance of both the N & S legs of the bridge by our bomb strings. Flak of a “slight growing to moderate” intensity was experienced. It was enough, however, to plant a direct burst of flak in the bombay of Lt. Hanlon’s plane, causing a fire there. The three members of the crew in the rear of the ship, Sgts. Marquis, Talley and Pvt. Loy bailed out excited and believing the ship was going down.
A/C No. 11 aircraft unidentified (flak damage - crash landed at Palermo) P Hanlon, James Augustus, Jr., 2LtCP Newkirk, Renford Raymond, 2LtN NoneB Donahue, Francis E., S/Sgt E None R Talley, Edwin C., Sgt (bailed out, MIA)G Marquis, Wesley W., S/Sgt (bailed out, POW)RG Loy, R.L. (i.o.), Pvt (bailed out, MIA)
Owner: Barbi Ennis Connolly
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