416 Smith JA [circled] 15 8:15 Dec. 31 Hamburg. Oil plant visual. hit target. Smoke + fires were raging Flack was intense Very accurate, tracking at least 50 holes including one near direct hit on left wing which [illegible] last 5 ft and part of aieleron. 2 holes close to me Tail was also pretorated [sic] Also holes in several engines. No one hurt. Groups last 2 ships (one ditched) No one got out. Groups behind lost 12 from fighters + flack. Rougher than I expected.