Mission 100: 316th (lead, 6 a/c), 318th (low 7 a/c), 317th (high 5 a/c), 399th (5 a/c).
Group Mission Commander: Major Tanner
Date of mission: Tuesday, 18 July 1944
Briefed Target: Memmingen, Germany (Airfield)
Results: Over Germany, 200 B-24s and B-17s attacked Memmingen Airfield and the Dornier aircraft works at Manzell, and Casarsa della Delizia railroad bridge in Italy; 250-300 fighters oppose the formations attacking targets in Germany, beginning the interception at the N. Adriatic coast, continuing to the targets and back as far as the Brenner Pass; 20 AAF aircraft are lost; the bombers and escorting fighters claim 66 fighters shot down.
Sorry, men, but THIS DOES NOT COUNT AS A MISSION FLOWN! The 88th BG received the recall signal and returned to base.
Complete your debriefing and proceed below to the group's next briefing, now set for Wednesday, 19 July 1944.
"What a waste of US government aviation gasoline!"
"They woke us up for this crap?"
"God damn weather! *#$@!"
"One huge FUBAR!"
NEW MISSION 100 BRIEFING