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14 February 1945

Target: Mooshierbaum Oil Refinery, Austria

Another double header mission, this time with the Moosbierbaum Oil Refinery as the target for both Forces. Despite the scattered clouds and the partially effective smoke pots, the Red Force, led by Major Phillips, bombed visually. The aiming point was hit but only 7.1 percent of the bombs were plotted within 1000 feet of the briefed aiming point. Only two planes were hit by the moderate flak. The Blue Force was led by the new Operations Officer of the 765th Squadron, Captain Thackston. This formation bombed by pathfinder. This formation escaped flak damage over the target.

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