By August 1944, the Allied forces had achieved considerable air superiority over Europe. Most of the missions in August marked an intense period of strategic bombing against facilities supplying Nazi Germany with petroleum, oil, and lubrication products. A significant target in this campaign was the oil refineries around Ploiești, Romania.
Finding the details about this mission is no easy task. Magdeburg was a target of choice because of its airplane factory and its synthetic oil refinery.