Mission Details for Munich (#119)



Number: 119
Date: 7/31/1944 12:00:00 AM
Commander: Maj. W.C. Garland
Crews Briefed: 37
Details: Airplane engine plant

Flying Control

Runway: 5
Engines: 0825 Thumbnail image for /Images/Takeoff/Plan05.jpg
Taxi: 0840
Take Off: 0855
E.T.R.: 1707
Notes: Briefing took place at 0530 hours, and all 37 operational aircraft were airborne by 0926. All but two ships had returned by 1740, and at 1750 Deenethorpe was advised that one 401st aircraft landed at Leiston with two engines out, having dropped its bombs on the way back. One aircraft remained missing.


Aircraft: 37
Lost Over Continent: 1
Lost Other: 0
Summary: The 401st furnished three 12 aicraft Boxes, making up the 94th Combat Wing "B" Unit. Because of heavy cloud coverage, the center of Munich was bombed by PFF (radar). No enemy aircraft were seen, but moderate, intense and accurate flak was encountered over the target. One aircraft received major battle damage and 26 received minor damage.
One 401st aircraft, "Umbriago" (42-107092), piloted by Lt. Jay D. Ossiander, left the formation over the target with two engines out. Concluding that he could not reach England, Lt. Ossiander headed for Switzerland, where he landed safely despite the fact that one landing gear tire had been shot out. The crew was interned until toward the end of the War in Europe.

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