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Mission No. Twenty-Four – November 1, 1944


Target: Gelsenkirchen – Synthetic Oil Plant
Bomb Load: 20-250# G.P.
Gas Load: 2400 gallons
Briefing: 0730
Plane: X4934 – Million Dollar Baby
Position: #1, #2 Element, Fourth Sqdn., 41st “C” Gp.
T.O.: 1031 Land: 1556 Time: 5 hours, 25 minutes
Left Base: 1128-1/2 @ 14000′
Bombs Away: 1344-1/2; 28900′; -46 degrees C.
Distance: 855 SM

Remarks: Back again.  Bombed by instruments.  GEE-H.  Intense flak in every direction.  We came thru a narrow corridor & didn’t get touched.  Can’t hardly believe it.  If they were only all like that.  Third Oak Leaf Cluster.

[Note: This was the 379th Bomb Group’s 221st mission.]

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