TOWER RECEPTIONS: MISSION 43
Outbound to Linz, before the Austrian Alps (zone-4) - (submitted by Art DeFilippo, 399th Sqn):
As the Group approached the Alps, Buckeye One was attacked by multiple waves of enemy fighters. Raid Hot Mama suffered repeated hits from along the length of the ship. As the rest of the 399th watched the bomb bay doors opened and the bombs were jettisoned. Buckeye One slowly fell out of formation. Buckeye One failed to respond to repeated radio calls.