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Bomb Sight


Office of the Air Inspector H/JEW/ar

APO 520 U S Army


330.13 7 April 1945


SUBJECT: Recommendation

TO: Commanding Officer, 450th Bombardment Group, APO 520, U S Army


1. Noting the excellent conditions surrounding bombsight and A.F.C.E. maintenance during the recent inspection of your group, further investigation was made with results as follows:


a. The bombsight shop is the best arranged, equipped, and maintained that has been seen in this Air Force.


b. Records and reports show that extra precautions, beyond those required by pertinent directives, have been taken to prevent bombsights from freezing.


c. No time or trouble has been spared in tracing down and eliminating bombsight and A.F.C.E. malfunctions. These have been held to a very low level.


d. Devices have been constructed and put to use that save wear and tear on equipment. Of particular note is the voltage regulation system which has saved batteries, the supply of which has always been limited.


e. Constructive ideas have been made available to everyone.


f. Excellent cooperation has always been maintained with staff sections concerned.


2. The Group bombing record speaks for itself, and while it is realized that the record made is the result of excellent teamwork, it is also known that the excellent maintenance has contributed considerably. If in your opinion, the above mentioned conditions are worthy of special note, it is heartily recommended that the person or persons directly responsible be suitably decorated.



Major, AC

Air Inspector

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