57th BOMB WING
340th BOMB GROUP (M)
486th, 487th, 488th, and 489th
Squadrons of the 340th Bomb Group on
487th Stand-down until at which time six crews were alerted for an afternoon mission. Takeoff was at 13:55 with the railroad bridge six miles N.W. of Orvieto as their target. The formation was over the designated area at 15:07 hours and dropped their bomb load very successfully on the bridge. Bombs started short of the middle of the bridge and extended beyond with two direct hits scored on the center of the bridge. Ack-ack was heavy, moderate and accurate, holing three of our ships. No other casualties resulted.
(Crew sheet from Harry George)