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Francis R U V Jaksic 1
Level of Education: 3 years of college 1
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Lt Francis Jaksic, B-25 Bombardier, 321st BG,446th BS, MTO

Italy

Jaksic; MISSIONS;

 

Thursday, 20 January 1944

 

446th BS War Diary:  Bad weather kept our ships from reaching the target again.  Capt. Warren joins us as our new “Doc”.  More new combat men come in and Lt. Shepard gets his “going home” papers.  Lots of V-Mail today and morale is high.  Haughom end 50.

446th BS Mission Summary: (Ops Order 192/mission 191) Group Mission # 193: Squadron Mission 157

 

TARGET:  G-277889                                                                         DATE:   20 Jan1944

 

Type of Bombs:  1000 lb.                                                                   446th Planes:  6

Lt. Boatwright, 448th Sqdn, led the formation.  Bombs dropped on unidentified location.  First flight made a 360º turn before crossing lines in order to avoid a collision course with another group.  Flak was slight, to moderate to intense, and heavy.  Eight ships holed.  Lt. Dickson was a spare, and returned early.

Rest-Camp; 

8 Jul 44– goes to Rome for a rest.

8 Jul 44 - 446th BS War Diary: No Missions. Corporal Dudley is promoted to Sergeant. Lts. Vivas, Sitts and Sacker, plus EM’s Bove and Jacob go to Capri, while Lts. McRae and FRANCIS R JAKSIC and EM’s Maddox, Magnuson, Jupin and Holland go to Rome for a rest.

Jaksic, Francis R., 2Lt, bombardier                                      

321st Bomb Group; Awarded DFC: G.O. No. 146, 28 August 44.

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Saturday, 11 November 1944

446th BS War Diary:  More men get those orders to report to the good old U.S. Lts. Fitzgerald, Hughes, JAKSIC, Werner and White, Ems Felmer, Harrison, Holder, Maddox, Miles, Bender, T., Helgert, McArdle, Smetana, Smith and Wlodyka leave.

 

 

 

 

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