Mission Details for Munich (#107)



Number: 107
Date: 7/11/1944 12:00:00 AM
Commander: Capt. W. Riegler "B"
Crews Briefed: 36
Details: Railroad marshalling yards and depots

Flying Control

Runway: 28
Engines: 0720 Thumbnail image for /Images/Takeoff/Plan28.jpg
Taxi: 0735
Take Off: 0750
E.T.R.: 1650
Notes: The Group was briefed at 0430 hours, and by 1821 all 36 operational aircraft were airborne. Two aircraft aborted and returned early. All but one aircraft had returned by 1735. That aircraft reported having landed at another base and was able to return by 1958 hours.


Aircraft: 36
Lost Over Continent: 0
Lost Other: 0
Summary: This was the first of five successive missions to Munich, reportedly carried out to disrupt the flow of German supplies for the Russian front, where the Russians were about to launch a major offensive.
The 401st provided two Boxes of 18 aircraft each, forming the High Box of the "A" and "B" forces of the 94th Combat Wing. Although the weather over Germany had been forecast to be clear, the target was entirely covered by clouds, and bombing was conducted by PFF (radar). While flak over the target was intense, particularly on a second run over the target, it was inaccurate, and none of the Group suffered battle damage. 800 friendly fighters discouraged the Luftwaffe from any effort to interdict the bomber formations.

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