Mission Details for Brunswick (#18)



Number: 18
Date: 1/30/1944 12:00:00 AM
Commander: Lt. Col. H.E. Rogner
Crews Briefed: 26
Details: Aircraft Plant

Flying Control

Runway: 23
Engines: Thumbnail image for /Images/Takeoff/Plan23.jpg
Take Off: 0840
Notes: All aircraft returned by 1547 except # 856, shot down over the target.


Aircraft: 26
Lost Over Continent: 1
Lost Other: 0
Summary: Lt. Col. Rogner and the 401st led the Combat Wing on this mission, which culminated 72 hours of the greatest bombing assault ever staged over Europe. Over 800 U. S. heavy bombers were engaged the operation, and 1,800 tons of bombs were dropped. Aircraft "Fancy Nancy III" (42-37856)piloted by Lt. R. R. Rohner,was shot down over the target by an FW-190.

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