Mission No. Twenty-Three – October 26, 1944

Target: Gelsenkirchen – Synthetic Oil Plant
Bomb Load: 18-250# G.P.
Gas Load: 2400 gallons
Briefing: 0730
Plane: X4934 – Million Dollar Baby
Position: #1, #2 Element, Lead Sqdn., 41st “B” Gp.
T.O.: 1058 Land: 1651 Time: 5 hours, 53 minutes
Left Base: 1233 @ 16000′
Bombs Away: 1447-1/2; 28000′; -37 degrees C.
Distance: 847 SM

Remarks: Apparently this is our target for a while.  Intense and fairly accurate flak.  Moderate damage but very lucky.  Bombed by instruments.  GEE H.  Bad target.

[Note: This was the 379th Bomb Group’s 220th mission.]


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