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Yahoo Map of 461st BG (H), Mission 78, Almasfuzito Oil Refinery

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9 August 1944

The veteran team of Lt. Colonel Knapp, Captain Strong, Lt. King, Lt. Coles, and Lt. Sullivan came through with their second superior mission of the young month when they scored 62 percent on the oil refinery at Almasfuzito, Hungary. Conditions for the attack were ideal -- CAVU weather, no fighters, and not too much flak. Although Captain Strong and Lt. Sullivan did not know it at the time, this mission marked the end of their tour of duty with the Fifteenth Air Force. This made the nineteenth mission which they and Lt. King had flown in the lead plane of an Air Force, Wing, Group, or Second Section Formation.



 

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