Blechhammer,Germany O-R 08/07/1944

Blechhammer, Germany missions were long, hard and exhausting for the flight crews. It usually meant 8 1/2 hours of flight in close formation with constant danger of plane collisions, enemy flak and fighters plus chances of running out of fuel.

Mission No. 86 on 8-7-44 was a bombing mission way up north to Eastern Germany near the Polish Border to bomb the large Synthetic Oil Refinery`s Complex close to the notorious German Slave Labor Camps at Blechhammer, Germany and Oswecium, Poland.
  These missions were long 8 1/2 hour missions which tested the endurance of the U S flight crews and the fuel supplies of the B-24 planes. - 459th BG, Army Air Corps Library and Museum Mission No. 86 on 8-7-44 was a bombing mission way up north to Eastern Germany near the Polish Border to bomb the large Synthetic Oil Refinery`s Complex close to the notorious German Slave Labor Camps at Blechhammer, Germany and Oswecium, Poland. These missions were long 8 1/2 hour missions which tested the endurance of the U S flight crews and the fuel supplies of the B-24 planes.


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