Mission Details for Unterluss (#241)



Number: 241
Date: 4/4/1945 12:00:00 AM
Commander: Lt. Col. E. de Jonckheere
Crews Briefed: 38
Details: Ordnance depot

Flying Control

Runway: 23
Engines: 0600 Thumbnail image for /Images/Takeoff/Plan23.jpg
Taxi: 0610
Take Off: 0620
Notes: Briefing was again scheduled for the early hour of 0250. All operational aircraft were airborne by 0705 hours, and since there were no aborts the two spares returned early. All aircraft had landed from the mission by 1518 hours.


Aircraft: 38
Lost Over Continent: 0
Lost Other: 0
Summary: The 401st furnished the 94th Combat Wing "A" Group for this mission, the primary target being the airdrome and engine testing shop at Rotenburg, Germany. However, cloud cover precluded visual sighting, and the Group therefore searched for other airfields to bomb as targets of opportunity. The Lead and High Squadrons were unable to locate an appropriate target and returned with their bombs. However, the Low Squadron bombed an ordnance depot at Unterluss, Germany, causing extensive damage, although lack of target photographs made it difficult to interpret the bomb fall.
No enemy aircraft were encountered and, while flak was observed in three different locations, none of the Group's ships was damaged.

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