On December 9, 1944 eight pilots from the 379th flew a mission to
drop medical supplies to the hard-pressed ground troops, the 357th Infantry of the 90th Division. In bad weather, four pilots
flew top cover while the other four, including Dad, dropped the supplies.
Many thanks to Stefan Reuter, Dillingen, Germany, on the Saar River, who
has researched the WWII history of his hometown and published a book on the subject. He identified the infantry units and provided some materials cited on this page.