Mission Details for Landsburg Am Lech (#38)



Number: 38
Date: 3/18/1944 12:00:00 AM
Commander: Capt. C.C. Hinkle
Crews Briefed: 21
Details: German Airdrome

Flying Control

Runway: 23
Engines: 0820 Thumbnail image for /Images/Takeoff/Plan23.jpg
Taxi: 0835
Take Off: 0850
Notes: After briefing at 0500, all operation times were moved up two hours, so aircraft were not airborne until 1010 hours.


Aircraft: 20
Lost Over Continent: 0
Lost Other: 0
Summary: It was necessary for Captain Hinkle,the 401st Air Commander, to take over lead of the Wing, when the Wing Leader was forced to abort. The 401st flew the High Box in the 94th Combat Wing formation. Crew observations and strike photos showed excellent bombing results. About 20 German Me-109's and Me-110's mounted continuous attacks on the formation, and meager but accurate flak was also encountered.

Mission Assignments

Squadron Participants