Mission Details for Schweinfurt (#27)



Number: 27
Date: 2/24/1944 12:00:00 AM
Commander: Capt. W.C. Garland
Crews Briefed: 21
Details: Ball bearing plant

Flying Control

Runway: 5
Engines: 0820 Thumbnail image for /Images/Takeoff/Plan05.jpg
Taxi: 0835
Take Off: 0850
Notes: All 21 operational aircraft had returned to Deenthorpe by 1325.


Aircraft: 21
Lost Over Continent: 0
Lost Other: 0
Summary: Bombing results on this mission to the critical ball bearing manufacturing facilities at Schweinfurt, led by Captain(later Colonel)William C. Garland, were excellent. The Group did not suffer any casualties, although the 8th Air Force was heavily attacked by German fighters.

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