Rendezvous and route out were as briefed. Target attacked at 1017 hours from axis of 124 degrees. Cover of P-51's, P-47's and P-38's observed as formation approached I.P. of Raminical Valcea. Escort withdrew immediately after formation left target. Rally was right and the return route was as briefed. Weather over target was good. There was a haze with visibility of 15-20 miles. Enroute, there was 5/10 cloud coverage over Yugoslavia and Rumanian mountains.
III. RESULTS Observation and photo-coverage revealed excellent bob pattern around aiming point with probable destruction of target but smoke obscured assurance of definite and precise hits. IV. ENEMY RESISTANCE A. Fighters: None. B. Flak: None. Only one ship reported 3 bursts, believe this should be discounted. V. OBSERVATIONS At 1156 hours at Stitkova, a reflector or blinker, coming up out of a wooded area (steady flashing). VI. CASUALTIES One aircraft lost, cause undetermined. VII FLIGHT LEADERS: Caywood Carr Mulhollan Healey Peterson Schirmacher Lombard Noblett Kellan Carter Sullivan States Gilday Lamirand Miller Martini