Mission Details for Bremen (#226)



Number: 226
Date: 3/11/1945 12:00:00 AM
Commander: Maj. D.G. McCree
Crews Briefed: 38
Details: Submarine pens and factories in dock area

Flying Control

Runway: 23
Engines: 0830 Thumbnail image for /Images/Takeoff/Plan23.jpg
Taxi: 0845
Take Off: 0900
E.T.R.: 1546
Notes: Briefing took place at 0630 hours. Aircraft were loaded with 42 M-47 IB's. All operational aircraft were airborne by 1057 hours, but one ship made an emergency landing with one engine feathered. However, the crew immediately transferred to a ground spare and joined the formation. The two scheduled spares returned early, as there were no aborts. By 1640 hours all ships had landed from the mission. "Good fast landings!" according to Flying Control.


Aircraft: 38
Lost Over Continent: 0
Lost Other: 0
Summary: On this mission the 401st provided the three squadrons making up the 94th Combat Wing "C" Group. The primary target was once again covered by clouds, making it necessary to bomb using PFF (radar) techniques. While results could not be observed visually, later plotting gave good reason to believe that the results were good.
No enemy aircraft were encountered, but flak, described as "meager and inaccurate", caused minor damage to seven of the Group's aircraft. In this case the 401st must have been in the wrong part of the sky because, of the 406 1st Air Division B-17's that attacked Bremen, only nine received battle damage, of which seven were sustained by the 401st!

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