26. July 15, 1944
Romano Americano Oil Refinery - Ploesti, Romania - Target smoked in, bombs caused some damage, heavy flak, radio operator in top turret hit in neck, shoulder and upper arm by flak. Unconscious and heavy bleeding. This occurred after we came off target by one isolated flak gun. We later put a 2000 lb. RDX bomb on this gun on the next Ploesti mission we flew, completely destroying the gun emplacement. Top turret gunman was given first aid by pilot and bombardier while co-pilot flew plane. He never flew again, returned to States for treatment.