461st BG (H), Mission 73, Prahova Oil Refinery

31 July 1944

Back to Bucharest for the last mission of the month with the usual results over that target area. The target was the Prahova Oil Refinery which is located near the railroad tracks in the northwest section of the City. The cloud coverage was five tenths. As usual there was moderate, inaccurate flak. Only 8.8 percent of the bombs were scored within a 1000 feet of the center of impact. The mission was led by Major Word who had succeeded Major Burke, first as Group Operations Officer and now as the 766th Squadron Commander.


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