November 17, 1944 9th Sortie (Double)
Vienna, Austria- Flourisdorf oil refinery
Flak moderate but inaccurate. Flak not concentrated. Pink, white and black flak
8-500 lb. bombs
Dropped bombs through clouds. P-38 escort--pretty neat. Sweated out gas on mission. Normal mission. Bombed at 25,400 feet
Temp -40 degrees F.
293 bombers to Vienna 97- P38 escort
One lone B-24 was peppered by flak at Bratislavia. Had Propaganda leaflets in bombs which stated in plain words-- give up or we'll low Vienna off the map.