44th Bomb Group Mission Number 214

Date City Country Target
8/26/1944 Salzbergen Germany Oil Refinery

Unofficial Mission Summary 

Twenty-two aircraft plus 2 PFFs took off to bomb the Primary, Salzbergen, Germany, an oil refinery target. 1st Lt. Torell led the 44th all the way, with 1st Lt. Henry in A/C #644 as Deputy Lead. There was no abortive, and all ships hit the target with excellent results. There was no enemy opposition and we had no losses. Fighter support was excellent. Lt. Jones adds that the bomb loading was 8 x 250 GPs and six smoke bombs on their PFF. The take-off was delayed two hours, finally getting airborne at 0925. The 14th Combat Wing was led by the 392nd and they had two ships collide over the target.
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