Mission Details for Berlin/Templin (#32)



Number: 32
Date: 3/6/1944 12:00:00 AM
Commander: Lt. Col. E.W. Brown
Crews Briefed: 24
Details: Ball bearing Works

Flying Control

Runway: 28
Engines: 0745 Thumbnail image for /Images/Takeoff/Plan28.jpg
Taxi: 0800
Take Off: 0815
E.T.R.: 1607
Notes: Briefing took place at 0445 hours. 24 operational aircraft took off by 0839. On return, one aircraft, "Spaceport J", nosed over after landing but righted itself, with minor damage.


Aircraft: 24
Lost Over Continent: 1
Lost Other: 0
Summary: The 401st formed the lead box of the 94th Combat Wing. Several aircraft aborted, and several more returned early because of mechanical difficulties. The primary target was Erkner, outside Berlin, but because of bad weather the Group bombed Templin, northeast of Berlin. Numerous enemy attacks by from 60 to 150 enemy aircraft occurred from the target area all the way home. Lt. Claude M. Kolb and his crew, flying 42-38136, were lost in action.

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