Funny story. Col. James McCarthy (373FG) was leading a squadron of 16 Jugs on an armed reconnaisance flight, each carrying 3 500 pound bombs and a full load of 50 calibers. They had been cruising for 2 hours over France without seeing anything. Finally someone spotted a lone German on a motorcycle. In desperation, with an "Oh what the hell" attitude, McCarthy sent one flight down to drop one 500 pounder on the motorcycle. It missed. Then each man went back to drop one 500 pounder on the motorcycle. Then each man went back and dropped his remaining 2 bombs. They all missed! The motorcycle was still speeding though the French countryside. Then each man came back and made a straffing run at the motorcycle. They all missed again. Just count them up. 1500 pounds of bombs each, 8 50 caliber machine guns. 16 aircraft making a total of 48 passes, 24,000 pounds of bombs, and 128 machine guns......and they all missed. And all they were shooting at was one lousy German on one lousy motorcycle. What a story he had to tell back at the barracks!