Mission Details for Lohne (#228)



Number: 228
Date: 3/14/1945 12:00:00 AM
Commander: Lt. Col. E. de Jonckheere
Crews Briefed: 38
Details: Railroad marshalling yards

Flying Control

Runway: 23
Engines: 1015 Thumbnail image for /Images/Takeoff/Plan23.jpg
Taxi: 1030
Take Off: 1045
E.T.R.: 1742
Notes: Briefing took place at 0745 hours. All aircraft were loaded with 34 100 pound GP's plus 2 M17 IB's. All operational aircraft were airborne by 1040 hours without incident. The two spares returned early, as there were no aborts, and all aircraft had returned from the mission by 1830 hours.


Aircraft: 38
Lost Over Continent: 0
Lost Other: 0
Summary: The 401st provided the three squadrons comprising the 94th Combat Wing "A" Group on this mission. Because of intense ground haze, all three squadrons began bombing runs using PFF (radar) techniques. However, near the target the haze cleared, and the lead bombardiers of the three squadrons were able to drop visually. While the Lead Squaron hit short and to the right of the MPI, the other two squadrons hit the assigned MPI with good results.
While flak over the target was not intense, it was fairly accurate, and nine of the Group's aircraft sustained minor damage. No injuries occurred, however.

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