455th Bombardment Group (H)

Base: San Giovanni (Foggia). A/C type: B24.

15 marzo 1944

15th AF, 455th BG. Flight of the Vulgar Vultures 1943-1945 (book).

Mission 8, March 15. After many stand downs due to snow and rain, we managed to get 40 B-24's loaded with 1,000# GP bombs off the ground. They were to bomb the town of Cassino where our ground forces were held up by Kesselrings's forces. Thirty-four aircraft bombed the primary target but five bombed the town of Vallarotonda by mistake. There was no flak at the target. Our only claim to fame today was that we dropped 120 tons of bombs. All planes returned to base.