Mission Details for Kempernich (#192)



Number: 192
Date: 1/6/1945 12:00:00 AM
Commander: Maj. D.E. Silver
Crews Briefed: 39
Details: Tactical--communications center

Flying Control

Runway: 23
Engines: 0730 Thumbnail image for /Images/Takeoff/Plan23.jpg
Taxi: 0745
Take Off: 0800
E.T.R.: 1358
Notes: Briefing was at 0430 hours, and all aircraft were airborne by 0913. One ship aborted with engine trouble and two of the three spares returned early as planned. By 1512 hours all operational aircraft had returned, Flying Control noting: "Landings made under poor conditions, average visiblity 1000 yards".


Aircraft: 39
Lost Over Continent: 0
Lost Other: 0
Summary: The three squadrons of the 401st made up the 94th Combat Wing "B" Group on this mission, designed to interdict German communications supporting their front line troops. Because of solid cloud cover, bombing was conducted in Group formation by Gee-H (radio beam) technique, thereby blanketing the target area. Results could not be observed.
As no enemy fighters and no flak were encountered, the Group suffered no battle damage or casualties.

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