Mission Details for Munich (#108)



Number: 108
Date: 7/12/1944 12:00:00 AM
Commander: Maj. D.E. Silver
Crews Briefed: 36
Details: Railroad marshalling yards and depots

Flying Control

Runway: 23
Engines: 0830 Thumbnail image for /Images/Takeoff/Plan23.jpg
Taxi: 0845
Take Off: 0900
E.T.R.: 1800
Notes: Briefing took place at 0530 hours. All aircraft were airborne by 0957, and all had returned by 1831. Meanwhile, a four aircraft mission was briefed at 1430 hours (target not specified) but was scrubbed at 1525 hours.


Aircraft: 36
Lost Over Continent: 0
Lost Other: 0
Summary: This was the second successive mission to Munich in an effort to disrupt the flow of supplies to the Russian front--an effort to help our Russian allies, who were launching a major offensive.
The 401st formed the Lead and Low Boxes (18 planes each) of the 94th Combat Wing "A" formation. Again the City was completely blotted out by clouds, so bombing was conducted by PFF (radar). No enemy aircraft were encountered. Moderate to intense flak was reported over the target, but as one report noted, it was "obviously not pointed at the 401st because only two aircraft received battle damage."
On this mission the 8th Air Force as a whole deployed 1,100 bombers over Munich, bringing the total weight of bombs dropped on the City in two days to 6,000 tons.

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