Mission Details for Aschaffenburg (#198)



Number: 198
Date: 1/21/1945 12:00:00 AM
Commander: Maj. D.G. McCree
Crews Briefed: 39
Details: Railroad marshalling yards

Flying Control

Runway: 33
Engines: 0705 Thumbnail image for /Images/Takeoff/Plan33.jpg
Taxi: 0720
Take Off: 0735
Notes: Briefing was conducted at the relatively early hour of 0400. Aircraft were loaded with six 500 pound G.P.'s and six 500 pound M-17's. All aircraft were off by 0855; the three spares returned early, as planned; and all operation aircraft had returned by 1716 hours.


Aircraft: 36
Lost Over Continent: 0
Lost Other: 0
Summary: The 401st provided the three squadrons comprising the 94th Combat Wing "C" Group on this mission. Because of 10/10th's cloud cover, the primary target, the tank park at Aschaffenburg, which required visual sighting, could not be attacked. Accordingly, the secondary target, the railroad marshalling yards at the same city, was attacked using PFF (radar) means. Because of the clouds, results could not be observed. No enemy aircraft were seen and no flak was encountered.

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