Robert N. McLean, Jr. Mission on July 22, 1944

July 22, 1944 – Saturday

“weather are we drifting?”

Mission #36 – target – Romano-Americano refinery at Ploesti in Romania.  Takeoff 0715 landing 11:45 (0430) total combat hours (189:30) Load 5000 lbs. Remarks:

1)     The entire 15th Air Force went all out for this refinery

2)     After several 360 we were forced to return to base due to towering front

3)     Slight flak encountered on return.  No fighters

4)     No casualties

5)     No mission credit