Mission Details for Barmingholten (#234)



Number: 234
Date: 3/22/1945 12:00:00 AM
Commander: Capt. F.A. Kalinski
Crews Briefed: 38
Details: German army camps, barracks and Luftwaffe airfields

Flying Control

Runway: 23
Engines: 0850 Thumbnail image for /Images/Takeoff/Plan23.jpg
Taxi: 0905
Take Off: 0920
E.T.R.: 1502
Notes: Briefing took place at 0400 hours, with Lead and Low Squadron ships being loaded with thirty-four 100 pound GP's and the High Squadron with six 500 pound GP's plus six M17 IB's. At 0630 hours the mission was delayed by 90 minutes, which is reflected in the taxi and takeoff times shown above.
All operational aircraft were airborne by 0956. Flying Control noted: "Very good takeoff." However, at 0958 hours the Group "hack", "Paris Express", collided with an English truck near the end of a runway and damaged its left wing and aileron.
The two spares returned early as unneeded, and the remaining operational aircraft had all landed by 1523 hours.


Aircraft: 38
Lost Over Continent: 0
Lost Other: 0
Summary: The 401st made up the 94th Combat Wing "A" Group on this mission. The Group's target was a German army barracks just across the Rhine River, which was attacked visually with excellent results.
No enemy aircraft were encountered, and flak was described as "meager and inaccurate". One 401st ship received minor battle damage.

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