Mission Details for Nurnburg (#152)



Number: 152
Date: 10/3/1944 12:00:00 AM
Commander: Capt. F.A. Kalinski
Crews Briefed: 39
Details: City of Nurnberg

Flying Control

Runway: 23
Engines: 0710 Thumbnail image for /Images/Takeoff/Plan23.jpg
Taxi: 0725
Take Off: 0740
E.T.R.: 1541
Notes: The Group was briefed at 0415 hours. By 0849 38 operational aircraft had taken off "after many trials and tribulations".
The remaining aircraft was airborne at 0900 hours. According to Flying Control, he was "a little late, but he thinks he can make it." Two spares landed at 1120, and another aircraft landed at 1118 hours because he "thought he was a spare!!" One other aircraft returned early with a feathered engine. All remaining aircraft had landed by 1633 hours except "Hangover Haven", piloted by Capt. G. S. Schaunaman, which could not extend the right wheel. At 1657 hours Capt. Schaunaman made a beautiful landing and, while the ship ground looped and demolished a civilian vehicle, no one was injured.


Aircraft: 39
Lost Over Continent: 0
Lost Other: 0
Summary: The 401st furnished three 12 aircraft squadrons, comprising the 94th Combat Wing "B" unit. Because of 9/10th's undercast at the primary target, the City of Nurnberg was targeted using PFF (radar) equipment. Glimpses of the city on the bombing run gave the micky (PFF) operators an opportunity to coordinate well with the bombardiers, and although the undercast prevented observation of the results, bombing results were thought to be good.
No Luftwaffe fighters were encountered, but moderate flak was met over the target, with the result that one aircraft received major battle damage and five minor damage.

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