Mission Details for Stargard (#153)



Number: 153
Date: 10/6/1944 12:00:00 AM
Commander: Capt. C.A. Lewis
Crews Briefed: 39
Details: Airfield

Flying Control

Runway: 5
Engines: 0715 Thumbnail image for /Images/Takeoff/Plan05.jpg
Taxi: 0730
Take Off: 0745
E.T.R.: 1706
Notes: The Group was briefed at 0345 hours and advised that low visibility takeoff procedures would be followed. All operational aircraft were airborne by 0840 even though one aircraft experienced a blow-out while taxiing and had to shift to a ground spare. The three spares landed early as planned, and all other aircraft had returned by 1732 hours.


Aircraft: 39
Lost Over Continent: 0
Lost Other: 0
Summary: The 401st put up three squadrons of 12 aircraft each, making up the 94th Combat Wing "C" unit. The primary target was the synthetic oil complex at Politz, which could not be bombed because of heavy cloud cover. Accordingly, the secondary target, the airfield at Stargard, was bombed visually, with fair to good results.
No enemy fighters were encountered by the 1st Bomb Division, although the 3rd Division met heavy resistance from the Lufwaffe over Berlin. The Group encountered fairly accurate flak from barges and boats while crossing the Danish Peninsula. Five aircraft received minor flak damage.

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