Mission Details for Furstenfeldbruck (#245)



Number: 245
Date: 4/9/1945 12:00:00 AM
Commander: Lt. Col. W.T. Seawell
Crews Briefed: 38
Details: Luftwaffe air base

Flying Control

Runway: 5
Engines: 1110 Thumbnail image for /Images/Takeoff/Plan05.jpg
Taxi: 1120
Take Off: 1130
E.T.R.: 2054
Notes: Briefing took place at the relatively civilized hour of 0500. However SNAFU then asserted itself, with taxi and takeoff times delayed for a total of two hours and forty-five minutes. The final times were those shown above.
All operational aircraft had taken off on the mission by 1159 hours. The two spares landed early as planned, but one aircraft was later forced to abort the mission with its electrical system out. All other ships had landed by 2050 hours.


Aircraft: 38
Lost Over Continent: 0
Lost Other: 0
Summary: The 401st, led by Colonel Seawell, not only led the 94th Combat Wing but the entire 1st Air Division on this mission. The target was a German jet aircraft base deep in southern Germany, and with clear weather bombing conditions were excellent. The three Squadron Lead Bombardiers did an excellent job, with all bomb hits falling within 2,000 feet and 95% within 1,000 feet of the MPI.
Flak was described as meager, but some was fairly accurate, causing minor damage to five of the Group's aircraft. There were no injuries, and all aircraft returned safely to Deenethorpe.

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