Maurice Johnson, mission August 17, 1944

37. August 17, 1944

Astro Romano Oil Refinery Ploesti, Romania - We had to feather #2 engine due to loss of oil pressure. This is 6th time we have lost #2 engine. Flak intense and very accurate. Lost three aircraft, several crew members injured. Seven parachutes seen, Ploesti still world's roughest target, almost all returning planes shot up.