Mission Details for Caen (#22)



Number: 22
Date: 2/6/1944 12:00:00 AM
Commander: Col. H.W. Bowman
Crews Briefed: 28
Details: Airfield

Flying Control

Runway: 23
Engines: 0745 Thumbnail image for /Images/Takeoff/Plan23.jpg
Taxi: 0800
Take Off: 0815
Notes: All aircraft had landed from operational mission by 1603 hours.


Aircraft: 27
Lost Over Continent: 0
Lost Other: 0
Summary: Colonel Bowman led the Group on a mission originally scheduled to attack a target at Dijon, France. However, because of bad weather the Group hit Caen airfield, a target of opportunity. Following the mission Colonel Bowman was instructed by headquarters to avoid the Caen area--obviously because it was to be a focal point of the D-Day landing four months later.

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