Mission Details for Luxembourg (#126)



Number: 126
Date: 8/9/1944 12:00:00 AM
Commander: Lt. Col. W.T. Seawell
Crews Briefed: 27
Details: Railroad marshalling yards

Flying Control

Runway: 23
Engines: 0630 Thumbnail image for /Images/Takeoff/Plan23.jpg
Taxi: 0645
Take Off: 0700
Notes: At 0330 hours the Group was briefed on two Plans, "A and "B", with Plan A adopted at 0600 hours. All but one aircraft were airborne by 0721 hours, and the laggard was off by 0742. One spare and one abort returned early, and all operational aircraft had returned by 1328 hours.


Aircraft: 27
Lost Over Continent: 0
Lost Other: 0
Summary: The 401st provided the Lead and Low Boxes of the 94th Combat Wing "B" formation. Because the Group encountered a weather front up to 25,000 feet, the briefed target (Munich) could not be attacked, and the Group picked a target of opportunity, the marshalling yards at Luxembourg. Bombing results were excellent, with a concentration of hits on choke points near the roundhouses.
No enemy air opposition was encountered, but the Group received meager to moderate flak along the route, resulting in minor battle damage to two aircraft.

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Squadron Participants