Mission No. Thirty-Two – November 30, 1944

Target: Merseberg – Synthetic Oil Plant
Bomb Load: 20-250# G.P.
Gas Load: 2700 gallons
Briefing: 0315
Plane: J7980 – No Name
Position: #1, #1 Element, High Sqdn., 41st “B” Gp.
T.O.: 0940 Land: 1713 Time: 7 hours, 33 minutes
Left Base: 0935 @ 7000′
Bombs Away: 1331; 24700′; -35 degrees C.
Distance: 1274 SM

Remarks: Bombed visual.  Flew as Secretary in lead ship.  Most intense flak I’ve seen yet at target.  Miraculous we came back without a hole in our plane.  Group lost six planes.  New high for losses from flak.  Very bad mission.

[Note: This was the 379th Bomb Group’s 229th mission.]


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