Date: the 16th of March, 1945.
Time: 11:25 A.M.
Mission No: 241
Target: Wiener Neustadt, Marshalling Yard - Austria
Enemy Resistance: None
Missing Air Crew Report
The S-2 Report for this mission.
Historical Note: March 16, 1945 Bottoms Up was not the only plane lost that day in the 450th Bomb Group. One of the B-24's in the 723rd threw a prop on take off and sliced through the fuselage, killing the pilot (Lt. Dick Seeman) the bombardier (Lt. Burgers) and Flight Officer/Navigator (Lewis Gennone).
The official accident report is located here.
See also Recollections of John Bozek
Photos of the Accident provided by Jim Ciborski:Photo 1 Photo 2
Observations & historical data relevant to the day.
Bottoms Up General Documentation