/ March 23, 2011 / 78
Railyard near Limburg was rendered unserviceable by medium bombers from the 9th Air Force on December 23,1944, as part of the tactical air plan to isolate enemy troops from their sources of supply and reinforcement. This was the first good day of weather during the Bulge.
/ February 24, 2011 / 8
Boeing B-29-30-BW Superfortress, Serial number 42-24494
792nd Bomb Squadron, 468th Bomb Group, 58th Bomb Wing, 20th Air Force
Lost on January 14,1945 during mission to bomb Shinchiku Airdrome on Formosa after their #3 engine caught fire and the pilot (Maj. Clarence C. McPherson) decided to try to return to base. Unable to land, he was forced to salvo the bombs. The following explosion damaged the rudder system causing the plane to lose control.
The crew bailed out over the mountains of China and four of them were killed when they hit the tops of the mountains while the other seven floated down into a valley and returned to service.
The four killed were 1st Lt. Stanley E. Gray, 1st Lt. Donald V. Irby, S/Sgt. William H. Shaw and S/Sgt. Roscoe Wilson.
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