Mission Details for Bitburg (#193)



Number: 193
Date: 1/7/1945 12:00:00 AM
Commander: Maj. C.A. Lewis
Crews Briefed: 39
Details: Tactical--communications center

Flying Control

Runway: 23
Engines: 0745 Thumbnail image for /Images/Takeoff/Plan23.jpg
Taxi: 0800
Take Off: 0815
E.T.R.: 1431
Notes: Briefing took place at 0500 hours. By 0921 all aircraft were airborne, although four assigned aircraft had to be replaced by ground spares. The three assigned spares returned early, as planned, and all aircraft had returned by 1549 hours.


Aircraft: 39
Lost Over Continent: 0
Lost Other: 0
Summary: The three squadrons of the 401st made up the 94th Combat Wing "C" Group on this mission, whose target again was communications facilities utilized by German front line troops. Because of heavy cloud cover, visual sighting was not possible. Although no designated Gee-H equipped aircraft was available, 401st Group Navigator Captain R. F. Causey was able to use his navigator's "Gee Box" to direct bombing, which later plotting indicated was highly successful.
No enemy aircraft were seen, and flak was negligible. Consequently, the Group suffered no injuries or battle damage.

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