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Old 30th December 2018, 17:19
GrafWolf GrafWolf is offline
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320th Bomb Group, 18.April 1945

Hello gentlemen!

The mission of the 320th Bomb Group on 18.04.1945 was the raid to Schussenried/ Airfield Reichenbach. I´ve found the Final Mission Report Nr. 571
on their website. Unfortunatelly i couldn´t find any strike photos for this mission.
Are there any other sources available, where i can find them?
Thank you in advance!

Herzliche Grüsse aus Oberschwaben,

Wolfgang
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Old 30th December 2018, 19:28
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Re: 320th Bomb Group, 18.April 1945

There may not be any other sources.

Mission Report is here: http://320thbg.org/mission_pdfs/mission_571.pdf

The mission was something of a failure. There were 19 of the 63 planes carrying cameras but only 3 planes took photos. The three planes that took photos (62, 34 and 14 according to the mission report) were in the first and second formations, but 8 other camera planes in those two formations did not take photos. Only 18 planes of the 63 on the mission dropped their bombs. The target co-ordinates, wX425376 (48° 01' 21'' N, 9° 38' 55'' E) is just a farm field today. The mission report reports bombing a wooded dispersal area, so perhaps the actual target was one of the nearby woods either to the south or east. The co-ordinate translator used to translate to longitude and latitude is often a little "off".

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