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Mission No. 129
751st Bomb Squadron
457th Bomb Group 751st Bomb Squadron
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Mission Narrative

Mission No. 129
Date - September 30, 1944
Target - Munster
The target for the 457th was a vital railroad junction at Munster. With total cloud cover the group prepared to bomb by PFF from 27,000 feet. Flak was moderate at the target but one plane, s/n 43-38538, took a direct hit. The wings broke off the plane and it exploded. Six other aircraft of the 457th were damaged by flak. Results of bombing were unobserved and the group returned to Glatton minus one plane.
Plane s/n 43-38538, flown by Lt William A. Millea, was flying deputy lead, was hit by flak on the bomb run over Munster. The flak crumpled the nose of the plane, both wings fell off as the plane exploded. The parts fell to the earth. It was reported that two bodies were seen to be blown from the plane but no parachutes were seen.

......... Crew

The crew was as follows:
     Plane s/n 43-38538     
PilotLt William A. Millea   KIA  
CopilotLt Lymon C. Plyer   KIA  
NavigatorLt Terrence E. Rice   KIA  
Navigator2John W. Tadje   KIA  
BombardierLt Lee C. Mohn   KIA  
Aircraft EngineerSgt Albert S. Levy   KIA  
Radio OperatorSgt Albert E. Young   KIA  
Left Waist GunnerSgt Curtis Harmon   KIA  
Ball Turret GunnerSgt Edward J. Roos Jr.   KIA  
Tail GunnerSgt John W. Paislley   KIA  
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