Mission Details for Berlin (Recall) (#136)



Number: 136
Date: 8/27/1944 12:00:00 AM
Commander: Maj. J. Maupin
Crews Briefed: 39

Flying Control

Runway: 23
Engines: 0850 Thumbnail image for /Images/Takeoff/Plan23.jpg
Taxi: 0905
Take Off: 0920
E.T.R.: 1836
Notes: The Group was briefed at 0600 for a mission to "Big B". After several delays, takeoff commenced at 1000 hours, and all 37 operational aircraft were airborne by 1034 hours. A "RECALL" message was sent to the Group at 1338 hours, and by 1730 hours all operational aircraft had landed safely.


Aircraft: 39
Lost Over Continent: 0
Lost Other: 0
Summary: The primary target for this mission was to have been the Focke-Wolf and Henschel aircraft factories located on the outskirts of Berlin. However, when the formation reached the Danish coast it found a wall of high clouds in its path, and a Recall message was received to turn back. All aircraft returned with their bombs. The 401st provided the complete 94th Combat Wing "A" formation. Some flak was encountered over the German-occupied part of the Danish Peninsula.

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