Mission Details for Gorenflos (#36)



Number: 36
Date: 3/13/1944 12:00:00 AM
Commander: Capt. R.J. White
Crews Briefed: 24
Details: "Crossbow" (Nazi rocket sites) in the Pas de Calais area of France.

Flying Control

Runway: 28
Engines: 0815 Thumbnail image for /Images/Takeoff/Plan28.jpg
Taxi: 0830
Take Off: 0845
Notes: Briefing conducted at 0500 hours. 23 aircraft took off, and by 1332 hours 22 had returned; one was unaccounted for. The field was closed at 1335 hours because of strong winds.


Aircraft: 23
Lost Over Continent: 1
Lost Other: 0
Summary: Of the 271 aircraft dispatched by the 8th Air Force, only 7 succeeded in finding targets of opportunity because of bad weather. Like most other groups, the 401st brought its bombs back to base. No enemy aircraft were encountered, but moderate flak brought down one of the Group's aircraft, that flown by Lt. G. J. Hellmuth and his crew (No. 42-31374).

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