31 March, 1943 — North Afrca
321stBG,448thBS, Lt Charles;
Lt Charles McKinney was shot-down on his 4th Cmbat Mission out of North Africa.
Wednesday, 31 March 1943
448th BS Mission Summary: (Ops Order 16/mission 15) Group Mission # 15: Mission 11 (15): At 12:45 15 planes off to bomb on sea sweep, 14 dropped 84 x 500 bombs. 12 planes back at 17:05. One landed at Bone. Met convoy, lower element (48) claims M/V broken in two, one M/V left sinking, one left burning. 4 E/A destroyed. About 50 E/A attacked 2 B-25’s (Lts: Hess and McKinney) shot down. Intense, heavy accurate flak, balloon barrage. Bombing was at 100-200 feet. Weather: Clear. F/L: Cook and Veum.