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Major Albert E. Hill, World War II
Seventy Nine Combat Mission Record
(Shows if I led or toggled - if we hit, missed or aborted)

Mission Number

Lead Number No. of Planes Hit or
Miss
Togg. Hit or
Miss
Abort Remarks
1 X X Weather
2 X X Weather
3 1 6 Hit
4 2 6 Hit
5 3 6 Hit
6 4 6 Hit Alternate
7 X Hit
8 X Hit
9 X Hit
10 5 72
11
12 6 72 Hit
13 X Hit
14 X X Weather
15 7 72 Hit
16 X Miss
17 X X Weather
18 X Hit
19 X X Weather
20 X Hit
21 8 18 Hit
22 X Hit
23 X Hit
24 9 18 Miss (bomb-sight leveling knob stuck)
25 X Miss
26 X Hit
27 X Miss
28 10 18 Miss (bad weather - short bomb run)
29 X X Weather
30 X Hit
31 11 18 X Weather
32 12 18 Hit
33 13 18 Hit
34 X (unknown - clouds - Pathfinder)
35 14 18 Hit
36 X Hit
37 X Hit
38 X Miss
39 X Hit
40 X (unknown - clouds)
41 X X Weather
42 X Hit
43 X Hit
44 15 54 (unknown - clouds)
45 16 18 Hit
46 X Miss
47 X Hit
48 17 72 Hit
49 18 18 Hit
50 X Hit Alternate
51 19 18 Hit
52 20 36 Hit
53 21 36 Hit (Purple Heart -- glass fragments)
54 22 36 Hit
55 23 18 Hit
56 X Hit
57 24 36 Hit
58 X Miss
59 25 18 Hit
60 26 6 Hit
61 27 36 Hit
62 28 6 Hit
63 29 18 Hit
64 30 36 Miss (no bomb run due to weather)
65 31 6 Miss (short run-problem finding target)
66 32 18 Hit
67 33 6 Hit
68 34 36 Hit
69 35 18 Hit
70 36 18 Hit
71 37 36 Hit
72 38 36 Miss (goofed - left trigger down)
73 39 18 Hit
74 40 36 X No Escort
75 41 36 Hit
76 42 36 Hit
77 43 36 Hit Pathfinder
78 44 14 Hit (First combat mission A-26 Invader)
79 45 36 Hit

Summary of the 45 times that I flew on a Combat Mission as Lead Bombardier

Results Unknown.  Bombed by Pathfinder or thru overcast 01 time
Mission Aborted.  Usually due to bad weather or lack of fighter escort 03 times
Missed the target 06 times
Hit the target 35 times
45 total
Albert E. Hill
Col. USAFR
7 December 1987
On my first 30 Combat Missions I flew as a Lead Bombardier 10 times.  On my last 30 Missions I served as Lead Bombardier 27 times.


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