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Mission No. 209
748th Bomb Squadron
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Mission Narrative

Mission No. 209
Date - March 14, 1945
Target - Lohne - Cr in France
On March 14th, 1945 the 457th targeted the railroad junction and marshalling yard at Lohne, Germany. Assembly was accomplished without difficulty and the run on the target was visual. Ground haze and smoke from bombing by previous groups obscured the target so bombing was done on the marshalling yards by triangulation. Results were fair to good. Flak was moderate but five aircraft sustained damage.
Plane s/n 42-32101,named "El Lobo II," and piloted by Lt Donald L.l Snow was disabled by flak over the target at Lohne, Germany. They managed to keep the plane aloft and landed in friendly terrority in France and were returned to Glatton.

......... Crew

The crew was as follows:
     Plane s/n 42-32101     
PilotLt Donald L. Snow   POW
CopilotLt Glenn R. Sewell   POW
NavigatorLt Eldon R. Smith   POW
ToggleerSgt Robert L. Todd   POW
Aircraft EngineerSgt Joseph E. Adams   POW
Radio OperatorSgt Richard C. Grace   POW
Left Waist GunnerSgt Evert B. Heins   POW
Ball Turret GunnerSgt John Corbett, Jr.   POW
Tail GunnerSgt Fate Jones  POW
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