Mission Details for Osnabruck (#148)



Number: 148
Date: 9/26/1944 12:00:00 AM
Commander: Col. H.E. Rogner
Crews Briefed: 40
Details: Railroad marshalling yards

Flying Control

Runway: 28
Engines: 1040 Thumbnail image for /Images/Takeoff/Plan28.jpg
Taxi: 1055
Take Off: 1110
E.T.R.: 1751
Notes: The Group was briefed at 0900 hours, including 36 operational aircraft, three spares and one observer. All aircraft were airborne by 1148 hours, but three aborts and one spare returned early. All operational aircraft had returned by 1730 hours, the Flying Control log noting that they were 40 minutes early--very spread out formation.


Aircraft: 40
Lost Over Continent: 0
Lost Other: 0
Summary: On this mission the 401st led the entire 1st Air Division, putting up the three Boxes that comprised the 94th Combat Wing "A" unit. While the weather in the target area was clear and visibility good, none of the Boxes bombed with good results. While all three Boxes missed the MPI, it was reported that all bombs were within the marshalling yard area, and extensive damage was caused.
Flak at the target area was described as meager but accurate, causing minor battle damage to 11 of the Group's aircraft. No Luftwaffe fighters were seen.

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