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    Default November 23rd 1944 Nordstern oil plant at Gelsenkirchen

    Hi,

    Can anyone tell me if the Yanks bombed the above on November 23rd 1944, and what BG did so.

    Thank you.

    Chaz

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    Default Re: November 23rd 1944 Nordstern oil plant at Gelsenkirchen

    “Mission 722: In Germany, 134 of 155 B-17s and 73 of 78 P-51s make a GH attack on the Norstern benzol manufacturing plant near Gelsenkirchen and the marshaling yard at Duisburg with the loss of 1 P-51 (pilot MIA) and 1 P-51 damaged beyond repair; 13 of 13 B-17s fly a screening mission and 10 of 12 P-51s fly a scouting mission.“

    303 BG.

    Yes, they did.

    To the extent this information is correct, this site is useful:

    http://www.8thafhs.com/missions.php

    Jim
    Last edited by JDCAVE; 13th June 2021 at 16:14.

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    Default Re: November 23rd 1944 Nordstern oil plant at Gelsenkirchen

    Hi Chaz,

    Gelsenkirchen 23/11/44
    Misc Industrial Plants
    Gelsenkirchener Bergwerks
    A.G. Nordstern Coking & Benzol Plant

    Sighting method GH (Gee-H)
    Eff sorties (number of bombers effective) 146
    Bomb tonnage on target H.E. (high explosive) 319.7 tons

    Source: Eight Air Force - Target Summary

    Regards

    Finn Buch

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    Default Re: November 23rd 1944 Nordstern oil plant at Gelsenkirchen

    Gents,

    Thank you.

    Chaz

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