Thirty-nine B-24’s took off at 0731 – 0801 hours to bomb Osijek Oil Refinery. None returned early. Thirty-nine dropped 77-3/8 tons of 250-lb GP bombs with .1 nose and mixed tail fusing of .01 and .025 at 1052 – 1055 hours from 17,800 feet to 19,200 feet. Of the thirty-nine A/C over the target, one jettisoned 1/8 ton in the Adriatic 15 miles off the coast of Italy and one returned 1/2 ton to base. Thirty-nine returned at 1302 – 1320 hours. None lost, missing or at friendly fields.
Rendy with 450th at San Vito at 6,000 feet at 0844 hours. Thence with the 98th, 376th and 450th Groups to Cazziol Island (4245N – 1643E) at 0935 hours at 13,000 feet, to Banjaluka (4446N – 1713E) to 4510N – 1720E (where 98th and 376th left Wing formation and proceeded to their target), thence to IP Miholiac (4546N – 1810E) making a right turn into target attacking on an axis of 120° True. The rally was right. Thence to 4348N – 1727E, where group made a turn to right of course to avoid flak at Imotske, to 4325N – 1650E to Cazziol Island (4245N – 1643E) to Base. No escort.
Target was well covered. Much smoke and fire seen. Oil storage tanks destroyed. Some hits in town and on railroad.
Fighters: No fighter interception. 4 unidentified a/c seen in target area. 5 unidentified a/c observed at 1113 hours at 19,000 feet at 4453N – 1859E. An unidentified red a/c was observed at 4332N – 1658E, possibly ME-210.
Flak: No flak was encountered at the target.
Total Losses: None. Damage: None. Casualties: None. Victories: None.