27 APRIL, 1944
Target Zudausques
Rocket sites and anti-invasion fortification in the Calais and Cherbourg areas were targets for the Eighth Air Force. The rocket site assigned to the 45 7th was in the hamlet of Zudausques, located inland from Calais, which had been attacked before but was still in operation. Twenty-four aircraft were dispatched on the mission. Major Leroy Watson served as Air Commander, and Lt. Mark R. Belcher was pilot.There was no Wing formation. All groups went alone to individual targets. Bombing results were fair. Flak was moderate but accurate. Several aircraft were damaged by new incendiary flak, and brought back pieces of rocket shells. Thirteen aircraft had minor and five major damage. Track chart Zudausques