Russ Locandro

44th Bomb Squadron

Radar Bombardier


Target: Hamamatu


May 19, 1945


Lt. Covey and crew #22 “Nippon Nipper III”


Hamamatu was a propeller plant in Japan and this was a night mission and my first Radar Combat Run. The bombs went right into the target area. We had two fighters following us and our left gunner got one as he was coming in at 9 o’clock. Flak moderate.


Combat Flying Hours: 15:00