69 years ago: the 362nd FG warms up for D-Day

On June 2, 1944, the crews of the 362nd Fighter Group loaded two 500-pounders per plane and the group attacked three different rail lines leading south and west from Amiens. Two locomotives were destroyed and other bombs were dropped on some small rail yards and into a tunnel. The 379th Fighter Squadron did especially good business, putting seven bombs on the tunnel and strafing the yards northeast of Formiere. Lt. Jim Ashford spotted a rail trestle in the woods outside Poix and put two bombs on it.




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