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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, 7 JUNE 1944.
REF:  OPERP A NO U7A: FOR 24 HOURS ENDING SUNSET 7 JUNE 1944. 
 MISSION NO 34: (1ST OF 3 MISSIONS) NEPTUNE OPERATIONS ORDER NO 4.

(TOP COVER ASSAULT AREA)

A. -

T/U 0739. GP OF 3 SQS: A410, 13 PLANES; B411, 16 PLANES; C412,

16 PLANES. 45 P-47's. PROVIDED TOP COVER OVER EASTERN, EASY,

AND  WESTERN ASSAULT AREA. PATROLLED FROM 0825 TO 0955 HOURS. 5

ENEMY A/C SIGHTED. 1 ME 410 SIGHTED WEST OF CAEN, 7000 FT. MAJOR

INGELIDO ENGAGED WITH ME 410. ENEMY A/C HIT THE DECK AND WAS FIRED

UPON AT 400 YARDS AND CLOSED IN TO 200 YARDS. ME 410 WAS DESTROYED

20 FEET ABOVE GROUND. 1 OTHER ME 410 WAS SEEN TO EXPLODE IN SAME

AREA. SURFACE VESSEL OBSERVED RUNNING 10 MILES NORTH OF POINT DE LA

PERCEE AT 1020 HOURS. NO FLAK ENCOUNTERED. SMOKE OBSERVED IN VIC-

INITY OF ST LO AND ABOUT 10 MILES EAST OF ST LO. TWO LAYER OVER-

CAST. CLOUD COVER OF 5/10, BASE 1000 TOP 5000 FT, AND BASE OF 8000

TOP 10,000 FT, VISIBILITY 6 MILES OVER TARGET. ELSEWHERE, 8/10,

BASE 1000 TOP 5000 VISIBILITY 6 MILES. T/D 1152.


B. (I) - 45 P-47ís.
(II) - 45
(III) - NIL
(IV) - NIL
(V) - NIL
(VI) - NIL
(VII) - NIL
(VIII) - 45

C. (I) - 45 (100 gal US, belly - American).
(II) - NIL

D. (I) - 147:15
(II) - NIL

E. (I) - 76,500 x 50
(II) - 730 x 50
(III) - NIL

F. - NIL

G. - NIL

H. (I) - 1 ME 410, Major M. J. Ingelido (In Air).
(II) - NIL       (411th Fighter Sq)
(III) - 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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