Thanks to Jack Ghiringhelli for the following on Nello Ripanti.
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Following 2/Lts promoted to 1/Lts:Edward L. Mooney (P), Leonard W. Hedlund (CP), Russell O. Masteller (P),
Jack R. Payne (N), Nello F. Ripanti CP), Joseph L. Ritchey (P).
MISSION - Beaumont Sur-Oise
13 June 1944
061 Major Everett
REMARKS: Due to 10/10 clouds at A/D at Beaumon Sur-Oise which was the target, the lead and high groups
bombed on GH equipment with unobserved results believed to have been poor. The low group did not
attack. Maj. Everett lead the Bomb Wing in a GH A/C of the 379th Bomb. Gp. No casualties. 3 A/C minor
damage....A/C 467, 401st Sq. flew with low Gp which did not attack...Major Everett flew lead A/C belonging
to 379th Bomb Gp...A/C 982 aborted due to failure of #3 engine. Jettisoned bombs in channel.
MISSION - Bordeaux
15 June 1944
947 F/O Malone
REMARKS: The 91st Group flew three groups in the “A” CBW and low group in the 1st “B” CBW attacking
Bordeaux Merignac Airfield, the home base of the bombardment groups operating against shipping with
glider bombs. The A/D was attacked with good to excellent results. No casualties. 8 A/C minor damage.
2 major...A/C #634 aborted. #1 engine caught fire before leaving England . Due to late take-off #610 flew with
398th Bomb Group attacking same target.
MISSION - Hamburg
18 June 1944
947 F/O Malone
REMARKS: Synthetic oil plants and refineries in the Hamburg area were the targets for this mission. 7/10/10
clouds obscured assigned aiming point and an alternate aiming point was bombed with results
believed to be good. No casualties. 5 A/C minor damage. 1 major.
23 June 1944
REMARKS: The 91st Group led the 1st CBW to attack a Noball target at Fleury. Failure of GH equipment and
10/10 cloud cover made bombing impossible, resulting in an abortive mission.
PERSONNEL COMPLETING OPERATIONAL TOURS
1st Lt. Ripanti, Nello F. (P), June 23
1st Lt., Ripanti trfd to casual pool 12 RCD.