S E C R E T

 

USAAF FORM 34A

OPREP A

TO:  CG, NINTH AIR FORCE, APO 696, US ARMY (ATTENTION: 26TH SCU).
 CG, XIX TACTICAL AIR COMMAND, APO 141, US ARMY (ATTENTION: STAT CONTL SEC). 
 CG, 303RD FIGHTER WING, APO 141, US ARMY (ATTENTION: STAT CONTL O).
FROM:  HQ 373RD FIGHTER BOMBER GROUP, APO 141, US ARMY, 6 JUNE 1944.
REF:  OPERP A NO U6B: FOR 24 HOURS ENDING SUNSET 6 JUNE 1944. 
 MISSION NO 32: (2ND OF 3 MISSIONS) NEPTUNE OPERATIONS ORDER NO 2.
(TOP COVER ASSAULT AREA)

A. -

T/U 1236. GP OF 3 SQS: A410, 16 PLANES; B411, 16 PLANES; C412, 16

PLANES. 48 P-47's. PROVIDED TOP COVER OVER ASSAULT AREA, WESTERN, 
EASTERN, EASY AT 8,000, TO 15,000 FEET. HEAVY SMOKE AND OVERCAST 
PREVENTED OBSERVATION. FIRES OBSERVED ALONG COAST LINE AT EASY AREA. 
FLAK ENCOUNTERED: NONE OVER TARGET. ELSEWHERE, AT CAEN 2 ROCKETS 
AT 10,000 FEET. WEATHER: OVER TARGET, CUMULUS CLOUDS, 9/10 - 10/10,

TOP 6,000 BASE 3,000, CAVU ABOVE OVERCAST. ENROUTE, CLEAR OVER CHANNEL,

VISIBILITY CAVU. T/D 1530.


B. (I) - 48 P-47ís.
(II) - 48 P-47ís.
(III) - NIL.
(IV) - NIL.
(V) - NIL.
(VI) - NIL.
(VII) - NIL.
(VIII) - 48.

C. (I) - 48 (100 gal US, Belly - American).
(II) - NIL

D. (I) - 144:1520.
(II) - NIL.

E. (I) - 81,600 x 50.
(II) - NIL.
(III) - NIL.

F. - NIL.

G. - NIL.

H. - NIL.

I. - 0

HENRY C. KIRK,

Captain, Air Corps,

Stat Control Officer.

S E C R E T


Declassified
On public record at the National Archives
Courtesy of David Schwartz - Nephew of 373rd CO (15 Aug 43 - 17 Nov 44) William  H. Schwartz, Jr.

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