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Mission Target: WARSAW, SUPPLIES 2nd RUSSIAN SHTL

DATE: 1944-09-18 RESULT: GOOD
CREW LOST: 0 AIRCRAFT LOST: 0
MISSION: 198 CLS: 0

NOTES

PHOTOS:

Warsaw Food Drop mission, 18 SEP 44. (Photo courtesy of Jeffrey Tong)

Dropping supplies to Warsaw fighters on start of Second Russian Shuttle Mission. 

 Ralph Farrell on the left with the Soviets on 18 September 1944. Their thankless crew chief Joe Woodard is in front sitting. Sam Foushee kneeling.

Here is a drop photo from the food and supply drop to the Polish partisans, vicinity of Warsaw on 18 September 1944 by the 100th Bomb Group. Picture is from the B squadron, perhaps the serial number of the plane is embedded in the data at the bottom of the picture, and the drop was done from 15,000 feet. Of the 300 or so 100th BG strike photos that I have (Dad was Group Bombardier after completing his missions) this is the only one marked secret while the remainder are marked confidential. Of course all were declassified long, long ago.

Warsaw supplies drop (from the collection of Robert Stropp)