Mission Details for Laon/Couvron (#101)



Number: 101
Date: 6/28/1944 12:00:00 AM
Commander: Lt. Col. William T. Seawell
Crews Briefed: 24
Details: Luftwaffe airfield.

Flying Control

Runway: 23
Engines: 0405 Thumbnail image for /Images/Takeoff/Plan23.jpg
Taxi: 0420
Take Off: 0435
E.T.R.: 0952
Notes: Briefing took place at 0130 hours, and all 24 operational aircraft were off by 0452 hours. Because of bad weather, the Group was diverted to 2nd Air Division airfields upon returning from the mission, and all were down safely at other bases by 1300 hours. All had returned to Deenethorpe by 1211 hours the next day.


Aircraft: 24
Lost Over Continent: 0
Lost Other: 0
Summary: The Two Boxes provided by the 401st were able to make visual runs on the target, a German airdrome at Laon/Couvron, France, and were able to drop their bombs on the barracks and buildings designated as the MPI. Using PFF (radar) to navigate through heavy clouds, the Group was able to avoid flying over heavy flak areas. While flak over the target was described as moderate and accurate, no 401st ships were lost.

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