Russ Locandro

44th Bomb Squadron

Radar Bombardier


Target: Omuta (Tokyo)


June 17, 1945


Capt. Bleiler and crew #18 “Devilish Snooks”


The purpose of this mission was burn out the Industrial Urban area which ended in another successful night radar run. This was a good mission as far as flak and planes went, as we didn’t encounter either one. Our landing gear would not come down when we got back to the base, however, after about a half hour of working on it, our engineer was able to get it down.


Combat Flying Hours: 15:15