The briefed route was flown to the water I.P. where the Group formation was broken into four separate units. Six aircraft attacked BZ-123888 on an axis of 305 degrees; seven aircraft attacked BZ-168859 on an axis of 302 degrees and seven others attacked BZ-396918 on an axis of 377 degrees. All attacks were made on briefed axis with the exception of the unit attacking BZ-168859 which was forced slightly off course by the left rally of the unit on target BZ-185869. This change of course resulted in bombs dropping slightly to the left of the aiming point. All units except that on target BZ-396918 rallied left and reformed in vicinity of I.P. on course back to base. Three P-51's were contacted at 1225 hours at 20,000 feet. They were last seen at 1340 hours over Corscia. Weather was CAVU at target. 2/10 scattered cumulus were encountered over the mountains, visibility 40 miles.
III. RESULTS The bomb strike assessment generally confirms the visually observed results. BZ-123888 received a very heavy concentration on the aiming point. All bombs being within 1000 feet. All bombs directed at target BZ-185869 fell within 1000 feet of the aiming point, with direct hits on three gun positions. Target BZ-168859 received a concentration slightly over and to the left of the aiming point. Two direct hits were observed on one of the gun installations. Contrary to visually observed results the photo interpretation showed a heavy concentration of bursts covering all gun positions. All bombs within 1000 feet of the aiming point. IV. ENEMY RESISTANCE A. Fighters: None. B. Flak: None. V. CASUALTIES None. VI FLIGHT LEADERS: Davis Bozzo Radue Dowing Tarasko Maushart Stevens Hudson