On This Day
24 April 1944: 754 heavy bombers, thirteen combat wings, escorted by 22 fighter groups attack targets in the Munich area. Light opposition was encountered over the targets with the exception of Oberpfaffenhofen, resulting in 39 bombers and 17 fighters lost for the day. Bombing results were described as “very good” and “excellent” in 303rd and 100th Bomb Group after-action reports for the day. A total of 12 bombers were interned in Switzerland due to damaged received on the mission.