Mission Details for Peenemunde (#133)



Number: 133
Date: 8/25/1944 12:00:00 AM
Commander: Lt. Col. E.W. Brown
Crews Briefed: 39
Details: German rocket development facilities

Flying Control

Runway: 23
Engines: 0730 Thumbnail image for /Images/Takeoff/Plan23.jpg
Taxi: 0745
Take Off: 0800
E.T.R.: 1638
Notes: Briefing took place at 0515, at which time crews were advised that low visibility takeoff procedures might be necessary. However, all operational aircraft were airborne by 0834. Five aircraft returned early, two spares and three aborts. All remaining operational aircraft had landed by 1703 hours. [A second mission was flown the same day.]


Aircraft: 39
Lost Over Continent: 0
Lost Other: 0
Summary: The 401st put up three Boxes of 12 aircraft, comprising the 94th Combat Wing "C" unit. The briefed target was the hydrogen peroxide plant producing fuel for the German rockets. All three Boxes bombed the target visually with 80% of all bombs landing within 1,000 feet of the MPI and 100% within 2,000 feet. The Group did not encounter any Luftwaffe opposition, but flak over the target was moderate to intense and generally very accurate. As a result, 25 of the 36 aircraft received battle damage, two of which were classified as major.

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