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Mission Target: MERSEBURG, OIL REFINERY

DATE: 1944-11-30 RESULT: POOR
CREW LOST: 10 AIRCRAFT LOST: 1
MISSION: 228 CLS: 0

NOTES

PHOTOS:

Merseburg, 30 November 1944,  flown at 30,000 feet and took 8 hours to complete.

Flak Filled Skies---As U. S. Eighth Air Force B-17 Flying Fortresses invade Germany to attack oil targets at Merseburg, November 30th, hundreds of German anti-aircraft guns fill the skies with flak.  Contrails streaming behind, a Fortress formation is seen surrounded by smudgy bursts, just below the horizon line.  The white cloud is all that remains of a Fortress which was hit by flak, enroute to the target.

Merseburg Mission Report (100th Bomb Group Archives)