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Mission No. 186
750th Bomb Squadron
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Mission Narrative

Mission No. 186
Date - February 14, 1945
Target - Dresden - Landed on Continent
The primary target of this mission to Dresden was the marshalling yards at this administarative and communications center. The group experienced extreme difficulty with clouds and contrails on the way to the target. Bombing was done in Group formation with all squadrons dropping on the lead with the target partially obscured by clouds. Bombing results were good and four aircraft sustained damage from flak. Because of the long flight, eight of the groups planes landed on the continent to refuel.
Plane s/n 43-38881, piloted by Lt John E. Godwin, sustained damage over the target at Dresden and made a forced landing on the continent. The crew were all safe and returned to Glatton.

......... Crew

The crew was as follows:
     Plane s/n 43-38881     
PilotLt John E. Godwin
CopilotLt Kenneth W. Morrow
BombardierLt Robert F. Kellow
ToggleerSgt Frank J. Clark
Aircraft EngineerSgt George Kakeh
Radio OperatorSgt Andrew McCormick
Left Waist GunnerSgt James Conklin
Right Waist GunnerSgt Raymond P. Kimmell
Ball Turret GunnerSgt Vincent Ligueri
Tail GunnerSgt Paul Bernstel
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