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THE POMEROY GROUP - COMBAT Charles Schleininger corsair schleini@lemoorenet.com "Mission 318 - Bombed Bolzano, Italy, in the Alps on the border of Switzerland, Italy & Germany. We were attacked by about 20 ME- 109s but those lovely P-38 boys took care of them. As I remember, we went north of the target & then made a 180 degree turn to the left & were heading south on the bomb run. There was heavy flak but we did not get hit. Simens got his today, his ship exploded. The guns firing at us were located in the mountains & the flashes from the guns firing seemed so much close than usual. I did not remember it until we were back at the base but today was my 24th birthday. No party, no celebration. We went to bed early as we were scheduled for another mission the next day. Flight time - 8.0 hours. March 29." To be continued ...



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