Mission Details for Munich (#110)



Number: 110
Date: 7/16/1944 12:00:00 AM
Commander: Lt. C.A. Lincoln "A"
Crews Briefed: 36
Details: Aircraft Plant

Flying Control

Runway: 23
Engines: 0500 Thumbnail image for /Images/Takeoff/Plan23.jpg
Taxi: 0515
Take Off: 0530
E.T.R.: 1340
Notes: The Group was briefed at 0230 hours, and by 0600 all 36 operational aircraft had taken off in 34 minutes. All but one of the aircraft had returned by 1439 hours.


Aircraft: 36
Lost Over Continent: 1
Lost Other: 0
Summary: This was the Group's fourth successive mission to Munich, although one of the two squadrons bombed Stuttgart. The 401st provided the High Boxes of the 94th Combat Wing "A" and "B" elements. As the targets were again obscured by clouds, the "A" unit bombed Munich. Because of the very bad weather and danger of collision over Munich, the "B" unit went on to bomb Stuttgart, both by PFF (radar).
No enemy aircraft were encountered, but the Group met moderate to intense flak, generally accurate, in the target area. The aircraft piloted by Lt. W. E. Johnson (42-97982) was shot down by flak, but all crew members parachuted to safety. However, the navigator and bombardier of Capt. R. E. McCord's crew, Lt. Marvin C. Abraham and Lt. Gerwin L. Dobrow, died as a result of oxygen failure.

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