12th AIR FORCE
57th BOMB WING
340th BOMB GROUP (M)
487th, 488th, and 489th Squadrons of the 340th Bomb Group on August 6, 1944
Var River at
487th Four planes were holed as a result of the intense flak encountered in the target area. Lt. Klebes, lead bombardier of the second box was hit in the head, but continued with his duties releasing his bombs on the target, thus enabling the entire formation to complete a successful mission.
489th This afternoon eighteen planes of the
Group, six of them from this squadron, went to another target in