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Mission No. 151
457th Bomb Group '749th Bomb Squadron
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Mission Narrative

Mission No. 151
Date - November 25, 1944
Target - Merseberg, Landed in France
This was another mission to Merseberg and the Leuna oil refinery on Nov. 25th. The group flew on course and bombed using PFF. No results could be observed because of the dense cloud cover. Flak was heavy and one plane, s/n 42-31633, was hit and made a crash landing in France.
Plane s/n 42-31633, piloted by Lt Jack B. Wescott was hit by flak in the target area. They lost their oxygen system and had to leave the formation and eventually crash landed near the town of Marek, France. The crew were all safe and returned to Glatton.

......... Crew

The crew was as follows:
     Plane s/n 42-31633     
PilotLt Jack B. Wescott  
CopilotLt Fred L. Stotman  
NavigatorLt Merril H. Ross  
BombardierSgt Louis P. DeCinzo  
Aircraft EngineerSgt Howard l. Maki  
Radio OperatorSgt Aber J. Decoux  
Left Waist GunnerSgt Billy K. Berry  
Ball Turret GunnerSgt James C. Gianacopolos  
Tail GunnerSgt Harold A. Adams  POW
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