Mission Details for Munster (#151)



Number: 151
Date: 9/30/1944 12:00:00 AM
Commander: Col. H.E. Rogner
Crews Briefed: 39
Details: Railroad marshalling yard

Flying Control

Runway: 23
Engines: 0905 Thumbnail image for /Images/Takeoff/Plan23.jpg
Taxi: 0920
Take Off: 0935
E.T.R.: 1531
Notes: The Group was briefed at 0600 hours. At 1710 all times were delayed by one hour. Following takeoff, two ships aborted and two spares returned. After the operational aircraft were airborne, Flying Control received notice that a B-17 in flames and apparently abandoned was seen heading from the Wash in the direction of Deenthorpe. However, at 1123 hours, word was received that the ship was passing out over the coast at Liverpool.
By 1659 hours all but two operational aircraft had returned.


Aircraft: 39
Lost Over Continent: 2
Lost Other: 0
Summary: The 401st put up three squadrons comprising the 94th Combat Wing "A" unit. Bombing was visual, with excellent results. The lead squadron's bombs hit the central portion of the marshalling yard, and the other squadrons also reported accurate results.
While no Luftwaffe opposition was encountered, flak was intense as the 401st went over the target, with the result that two B-17's were lost. They were No. 43-37632 piloted by Flight Officer O. F. Nagle and No. 42-31077, "Pakawalup II", piloted by Lt. T. A. Davis. All crew members of both ships parachuted safely and became POW's.

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