Mission Details for Regensburg (#250)



Number: 250
Date: 4/16/1945 12:00:00 AM
Commander: Capt. F.A. Kalinski
Crews Briefed: 38
Details: Railroad bridge

Flying Control

Runway: 23
Engines: 1110 Thumbnail image for /Images/Takeoff/Plan23.jpg
Taxi: 1120
Take Off: 1130
E.T.R.: 1957
Notes: Briefing took place at the civilized hour of 0830, and the Group's aircraft were not airborne until 1156. As there were no aborts, the two spares landed early, and by 2027 all operational aircraft had returned from the mission. One aircraft landed with a flat tire, necessitating a change of runways for the last four airplanes.


Aircraft: 38
Lost Over Continent: 0
Lost Other: 0
Summary: The 401st made up the 94th Combat Wing "B" Group on this mission, the target being a railroad bridge at Regensburg. This was part of a major strike by the 1st and 2nd Air Divisions on rail and communications centers throughout Germany.
The target was bombed visually by all three squadrons with excellent results. 90 per cent of the Group's bombs fell within 1,000 feet of the aiming point.
No enemy aircraft were seen, and the flak encountered at Nuremberg and over the target was meager. However, it was fairly accurate, and two 401st aircraft sustained minor battle damage.

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