|Mission Number - 192
||Date - 3/12/45
||Day - Monday
||Day of Year - 71
|Primary Target - Swinemunde, Ger.
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|Type of Target - Marshalling Yards
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|Bombardier John Shirk wrote the following after completing his 18th
mission, the groupís192nd.
Eighteenth mission - Swinemunde, Germany. Monday, March 12th, 1945.
Time: 7 hr 50 min. Target: Dock & Harbor Installation. Bomb Load: four
1000lb GP = 4000lbs.
What a mission this turned out to be. It was a request by the Russians
but worst of all it was almost all over water except for the Jutland Peninsula.
It was a PFF run and it was a solid undercast. We hit naval installations.
We were Group Deputy Lead. After Bombs Away our No 1 engine caught on fire
so we slipped the plane until it went out and came home on three engines.
I was really scared and so was everyone else. We really prayed.
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