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"Words of mine cannot pay adequate tribute to the skill and courage of the air crews; the unending task of the ground crews, and the loyalty and devotion of all concerned with these missions.
I view this record with a pride that is shared by all who know of you now, and one that will be subsequently lauded by the entire nation.
The first hundred have moulded each group into a trim and efficient fighting unit fully capable of the great task remaining before final victory is achieved. It is my sincerest hope that we are still all together, fighting together when that memorable day arrives."
John K. Gerhart, Brigadier General, U.S.A., Commanding
United States Air Force, World War 1939-1945, Regimental histories, 93rd Combat Bomb Wing, 34th Bombardment Group, 4th Bombardment Squadron, 7th Bombardment Squadron, 18th Bombardment Squadron, 391st Bombardment Squadron, 490th Bomb Group, 493rd Bomb Group, 860th Bombardment Squadron, 861st Bombardment Squadron, 862nd Bombardment Squadron, 863rd Bombardment Squadron
United States Army Air Forces, "100 missions" (1945). World War Regimental Histories. 112.
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