Mission Details for Rheinbach (#185)



Number: 185
Date: 12/28/1944 12:00:00 AM
Commander: Capt. C.A. Lewis
Crews Briefed: 39
Details: Railroad marshalling yards

Flying Control

Runway: 23
Engines: 0920 Thumbnail image for /Images/Takeoff/Plan23.jpg
Taxi: 0935
Take Off: 0950
E.T.R.: 1557
Notes: Briefing took place at 0630 hours. Loading was eighteen 250 pound General Purpose bombs and 2,500 gallons of gas. Visibility of 1,000 yards or less was forecast upon the return.
All but one of the operational aircraft were airborne by 1021, and the delayed crew changed to a ground spare and took off at 1052 hours. The three spares returned early as planned, and all aircraft had returned by 1360 hours.


Aircraft: 39
Lost Over Continent: 0
Lost Other: 0
Summary: The 401st provided three squadrons making up the 94th Combat Wing "A" Group. The target, hidden by a blanket of clouds, was bombed using Gee-H equipment with unobserved results. There was little flak over the target and no enemy fighters were seen. This was generally conceded to be a "milk run".

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