Mission Details for Frankfurt (#29)



Number: 29
Date: 3/2/1944 12:00:00 AM
Commander: Capt. R J. White
Crews Briefed: 36
Details: Engineering Plant

Flying Control

Runway: 28
Engines: 0800 Thumbnail image for /Images/Takeoff/Plan28.jpg
Taxi: 0815
Take Off: 0830
E.T.R.: 1615
Notes: All aircraft were airborne by 0915. At 1630 hours Flying Control Woodbridge reported that the aircraft piloted by Lt. E. S. Weber had landed at the air base with two engines out. All the crew were okay except the co-pilot, Lt. G. N. Peacock, who had frostbitten feet. All other aircraft had returned by 1725 except for # 42-31467.


Aircraft: 36
Lost Over Continent: 1
Lost Other: 0
Summary: In this operation 1,900 tons of bombs were dropped on Frankfurt by the 8th Air Force. B-17 "Sac Hound" (# 42-31467), piloted by Lt. W. G. Sheahan was forced down when attacked by a swarm of German fighters. Lt. Sheahan, his bombardier, Lt. D. M. Conway, and his Engineer, T/Sgt. R. W. Rickey, escaped capture and were hidden for five months in Belgium.

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