Russ Locandro

44th Bomb Squadron

Radar Bombardier


Target: Utsonomiya


July 13, 1945


Lt. Buechler and crew #49 “Celestial Queen”


Another night radar mission with 10/10 undercast. Bombardier could not see a thing and followed my radar scope which he also had up front in his compartment. Target was an Industrial plant and also the urban area. Post strike photos showed excellent results. No flak and no planes.


Combat Flying Hours: 15:35