Robert N. McLean, Jr. Mission on July 30, 1944

July 30, 1944 – Sunday

“No Hun – no fuss”

Mission #39 – target – Liepe-Budafeuzta oil refinery in Southern Hungary.  Takeoff 0655 landing 1305 (0610) total combat hours (209:30) Load 5000 lbs (explosive B-RDX) Remarks:

1)     While the main force of the 15th went to the Budapest area, we were to act as a decoy to lure fighters away

2)     Our target was completely demolished

3)     No flak- no fighters- Buckssheesh

4)     Casualties none

5)     Statistics – total bomb tonnage (137,600 lbs)(68.8 tons)

6)     Lt. Clark was still grounded due to fever.  F/O James replaced him as co-pilot