Mission Details for Munster (#162)



Number: 162
Date: 10/28/1944 12:00:00 AM
Commander: Maj. E. de Jonckheere
Crews Briefed: 39
Details: Railroad marshalling yards

Flying Control

Runway: 23
Engines: 1025 Thumbnail image for /Images/Takeoff/Plan23.jpg
Taxi: 1040
Take Off: 1055
E.T.R.: 1628
Notes: Briefing took place at 0530 hours, following which all times were delayed by two hours, which are reflected in the above data. All aircraft were airborne by 1207 hours, and the three spares returned early as planned.
Upon the Group's return, one ship's right landing gear collapsed after landing and it skidded off the runway, flattening a civilian automobile and ending up with one engine in the driver's seat of a truck. Another ship burst a tire on landing but was able to clear the runway. No one was injured in either incident. Flying Control reported at 1715: "All operational aircraft down in one fashion or another."


Aircraft: 39
Lost Over Continent: 0
Lost Other: 0
Summary: The 401st provided the three 12 ship squadrons comprising the 94th Combat Wing "B" unit on this mission. Weather was a little better than in recent past missions, with 5/10 to 7/10 cloud cover, enabling the Group to make a visual attack aided by PFF. While results were somewhat uncertain, a few strikes from the Lead Squadron were seen well within the target area. Due to the overcast, strikes of the High and Low Squadrons could not be observed but were believed to be close to the MPI's.
While no enemy fighters were encountered, flak was heavy over the target. As a result, two Group aircraft received major battle damage and 21 reported minor damage. Three crew members were wounded, one seriously.

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