Mission Details for Kaiserslautern (#187)



Number: 187
Date: 12/30/1944 12:00:00 AM
Commander: Capt. D.A. Currie
Crews Briefed: 31
Details: Railroad marshalling yards

Flying Control

Runway: 23
Engines: 0845 Thumbnail image for /Images/Takeoff/Plan23.jpg
Taxi: 0900
Take Off: 0915
E.T.R.: 1615
Notes: The Group was briefed at 0430 hours. A one hour delay resulted in the taxi and takeoff times indicated above. By 1010 hours all aircraft were airborne. The three spares landed early, as planned, and all operational aircraft were back by 1648 hours. "Good landings".


Lost Over Continent: 0
Lost Other: 0
Summary: This was another mission to bomb railroad facilities used by the German Army to support its troops during the Battle of the Bulge. The 401st again formed the 94th Combat Wing "A" Group. This time solid undercast prevented visual sighting, and bombing was therefore conducted using the Gee-H (radio beam)technique. Because of the cloud cover, results could not be ascertained.
Flak was light, and no enemy aircraft were sighted. Of some 2,000 fighters and bombers put up by the 8th Air Force, only six were lost, two of which went down as a result of a collision in the target area.

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