CONFIDENTIAL

 

373RD FIGHTER GROUP

412TH FIGHTER SQUADRON

APO 151, US ARMY
25 MARCH 1945.

A)

DIVE-BOMBING AND STRAFING.

B)

22 MARCH 1945.

C)

412TH FIGHTER SQUADRON, 373RD FIGHTER GROUP.

D)

1300 HOURS.

E)

AIRFIELD AT HANDORF AT A9677.

F)

CAVU.

G)

JU 88 AND JU 188.

H)

ONE JU-88 DESTROYED AND ONE JU 188 DAMAGED.

I)

     WHILE FLYING TURMOIL LEADER ON MISSION V89-1, 22 MARCH 1945,

I ATTACKED THE AIRFIELD AT A9677, HANDORF, WITH FRAG BOMBS AND

BY STRAFING. ON MY FIRST BOMB RUN I DROPPED MY BOMB ON A JU-88

PARKED IN A REVETMENT CLOSE ENOUGH TO DESTROY IT. IN SUBSEQUENT

STRAFING PASSES, I STRAFED ONE JU-188 1/2 MILE EAST OF THE FIELD

AND OBSERVED MANY STRIKES ABOUT THE COCKPIT AND ENGINES.

     I SAW BOMBS OF LT CASEY AND HAYES SET A JU-88 ON FIRE HITT-

ING AMONG THREE E/A DESTROYING THEM. I SAW LT HAYES SET A JU-88

AFIRE BY STRAFING AND LT GRIM DESTROY ONE PLANE WITH A VERY NEAR

MISS AND LATER CAUSE A JET A/C TO EXPLODE BY STRAFING.

     I CLAIM ONE JU-88 DESTROYED AND ONE JU-188 DAMAGED.

GLEN NOYES,

1ST LIEUT, AIR CORPS.


 

 

 


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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