Robert N. McLean, Jr. Mission on July 31, 1944

July 31, 1944 – Monday

“Flakurate”

Mission #40 – target – Targovite Oil storage 25 miles west of Ploesti in Romania.  Takeoff 0715 Landing 1425 (0710) total combat hours ((216:40) Load 5000 lbs (explosive B-RDX).  Remarks

1)     Moderate, very accurate flak encountered in Bulgaria over a large factory or mill

2)     No fighters in target area

3)     No fighters

4)     No casualties

5)     Statistics – total bomb tonnage (142,600 lbs)(71.3 tons)

6)     Lt. Clark still grounded.  F/O James again co-pilot