68 years ago: bad weather can’t stop the 362nd Fighter Group

Weather closed in on March 28, but the 378th knocked out a couple of locomotives near Gussen on the one mission they managed to fly, and the 377th and 379th put up huge numbers of vehicles knocked out, with the 377th under Kent Geyer destroying more than 100. The 379th sent 16 planes on an armed reconnaissance of the Gemundun area, where they bombed and destroyed five trucks hiding in woods, then bombed and strafed 20 staff car-type vehicles hidden nearby. Capt. Harold Sullivan, who had just returned from a 30-day leave, was hit by flak and bailed out to become a POW, but returned to the squadron a week later, and Lt. William Cunningham was shot up and bellied in.

Kent Geyer adds to his scoreboard in April, 1945.

Kent Geyer adds to his scoreboard in April, 1945.

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