A. Warren Pearson Mission November 17, 1944

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.