Mission Details for Frankfurt (#17)



Number: 17
Date: 1/29/1944 12:00:00 AM
Commander: Maj. E.W. Brown
Crews Briefed: 35
Details: Engineering Plant

Flying Control

Runway: 23
Engines: 0710 Thumbnail image for /Images/Takeoff/Plan23.jpg
Taxi: 0725
Take Off: 0740
Notes: 35 aircraft were airborne by 0849 but five aborted the mission and returned. Air Raid warning sounded.


Aircraft: 35
Lost Over Continent: 4
Lost Other: 0
Summary: The Group encountered heavy flak and fighters, resulting in the loss of four aircraft and crews, while three aircraft landed at Deenethorpe with wounded aboard. The crews lost were those of Lt. J. Tannahill (#42-31486),Lt. D. T. Nicklawsky (#42-40057), Capt. R. W. Beers ("Little Boots" #42-31193) and Lt. L. G. Van Syckle (#42-38012).

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Squadron Participants