Mission Details for Terte/La Louvierre (#135)



Number: 135
Date: 8/26/1944 12:00:00 AM
Commander: Capt. F.A. Kalinski "A"
Crews Briefed: 24
Details: Chemical plant

Flying Control

Runway: 23
Engines: 1430 Thumbnail image for /Images/Takeoff/Plan23.jpg
Taxi: 1445
Take Off: 1500
E.T.R.: 1914
Notes: The Group was first briefed at 0400 hours for a mission to Germany, but after several delays it was scrubbed because heavy fog prevented takeoff. At 1300 a second briefing was held for a target in Belgium, and all operational aircraft were off by 1516. All 24 aircraft had returned from the mission by 1957 hours.


Aircraft: 24
Lost Over Continent: 0
Lost Other: 0
Summary: After the earlier briefed mission to Germany was scrubbed, 24 aircraft in two 12 ship Boxes, designated "Force A" and "Force B" were dispatched to bomb a chemical plant in Belgium. Two bomb runs were made, but cloud cover prevented visual sighting, and the Group had been ordered not to drop unless the target was positively identified. The two Forces therefore returned with their bombs. No flak or fighters were encountered.
One account states, however, that the mission was simply a "cover" for a very different kind of operation code named "Batty". This was said to be a B-17 with T.V. guided bombs in an attack on a target in Holland. The source and accuracy of this account are not known.

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Squadron Participants