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Deadly Precision on Ever Smaller Targets

 

At first the targets which our groups were assigned were harbor and port installations, railway marshaling yards, airfields, and large supply depots. Gradually, however, as the formation was re-formed and tightened and the bombing became more precise, smaller and smaller targets were assigned to the wing.

With these targets, instead of falling off, the percentage of accuracy mounted.

In the spring of 1944, our group was sent after a vital railroad bridge in Italy. The target was only 90 feet long and 25 feet wide, but we destroyed it. In June this bomb group set a record of six 100-percent missions and had a 91-percent accuracy record for the month. (Continued)


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