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THE POMEROY GROUP - COMBAT Charles Schleininger corsair schleini@lemoorenet.com "Mission 7 & 8 - Regensburg-Prufining. Another aircraft factory & another long trip. Again ME-210s shooting rockets at us but we did not have any direct attacks. We were flying a good tight formation & I believe the German pilots were looking for looser formations that they could fly through. The factory which produced 250 aircraft a month was completely destroyed by the Fifteenth Air Force. Flak was moderate. On the way home while over German occupied territory we had problems with the engines. At one time I thought all four engines sputtered but then continued to run. Our engineer insisted that all fuel line settings were correct. The squadron engineering officer did not like what we wrote up about the plane. We recommended that they remove it from combat service until the problem was found & corrected. Flight time 8.5 hours." To be continued ...



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