Mission No. Thirty – November 25, 1944

Target: Merseberg – Synthetic Oil Plant
Bomb Load: 10-500# G.P.
Gas Load: 2700 gallons
Briefing: 0445
Plane: J7237 – No Name
Position: #1, #2 Element, Lead Sqdn., 41st “A” Gp.
T.O.: 0821 Land: 1621 Time: 8 hours, 0 minutes
Left Base: 0902 @ 18000′
Bombs Away: 1213; 25400′; -34 degrees C.
Distance: 1367 SM

Remarks: Bombed by instrument. PFF.  Target we’ve been dreading.  Long tiresome flight.  On oxygen for six hours.  Very intense flak barrage over target but too low to do much damage.  New anti-radar equipment seems to be effective.  No fighter attacks.  Unusual for this target.  Usually catch hell in this area.  Fourth Oak Leaf Cluster.

[Note: This was the 379th Bomb Group’s 227th mission.]


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