Roger Arendsee notes on the mission of August 17, 1944.
oil refineries at Ploesti, Romania. "Bombed" from 24,500' but boy! oh boy! did they ever have our range. Flak was extra terrific and was mostly 105. Sounded like someone throwing shovel full of pebbles on a tin roof. We only got about five small holes. one of which cut interphone wires. Our group lost four planes. Last time the group went to Ploesti the group lost seven planes four from our squadron. One crew got back from Yugoslavia.