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1938 - Development of the technical process to produce Caprolactam in Leuna 1942 - 300 t caprolactam plant built in Leuna 1967 - Commissioning of a 27000 t caprolactam plant in Leuna 1994 - DOMO acquired the caprolactam complex in Leuna from Leuna-Werke AG in April 1998 - Completion of the modernization and expansion of the complex.

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"Whereas in 1939 our hydrogenation plants were producing 2 million metric tons equivalent of petroleum (including automobile fuel), the construction of new facilities up to 1943 provided an increase to 5.7 million metric tons, and the facilities scheduled for this year will raise the yearly output to 7.1 millon metric tons." (Albert Speer to Adolf Hitler). If they persist at it this time, we will soon no longer have any fuel production worth mentioning" (Hitler).

Daily output of aircraft fuel had dropped from 5,850 to 4,820 metric tonnes; but the reserve of 574,000 tonnes was expected to last 19 months. The "economic air raids [using] wise planning [by] the enemy began ...

After Hap Arnold created the United States Army Air Forces Committee for Operations Analysis (COA) on December 9, 1942,[8] to develop a plan for strategic bombing, the COA's initial Western Axis Oil Industry report listed the following order of strategic importance: hydrogenation facilities (15 plants), refineries (29 plants), lubrication plants, coker units, Fischer-Tropsch facilities, tetraethyllead facilities, and oilfields/pipelines. would hamstring the production of German aviation fuel" (Brehon Somervell).

The COA's comprehensive plan identified the strategic bombing objective was to "bring about a high degree of destruction in a few really essential industries than to dissipate bombing efforts over a large number of targets [in] many industries." 19 vital industries were identified: Petroleum was 3rd (39 targets), "Synthetic rubber and rubber tires" were 6th (12 targets) and "Coking plants" were 10th (89 targets).

Mission 425: B-17s bombed oil refineries at Hamburg/Deut. AG (53), Harburg/Ebano (60), Hamburg/Eurotank (107), Hamburg/Rhenania-Ossag (50), Harburg/Rhenania (53), Hamburg/Schliemanns (54), and Hamburg/Schindler (26).

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