Mission Details for Emden (#4)



Number: 4
Date: 12/11/1943 12:00:00 AM
Commander: Colonel Harold W. Bowman
Crews Briefed:
Details: The shipping center, port of Emden, Niedersachsen, Germany

Flying Control

Runway: 5
Engines: 0805 Thumbnail image for /Images/Takeoff/Plan05.jpg
Taxi: 0815
Take Off: 0830
E.T.R.: 1427
Notes: 1521 hours - All aircraft down except 42-31098 (IW-B - "Penny's Thunderhead") which landed at Lindholme RAF base, Yorkshire, after sustaining heavy battle damage (eight crew members having bailed out).


Aircraft: 22
Lost Over Continent: 0
Lost Other: 0
Summary: The 1st, 2nd and 3rd Air Divisions sent up 523 four-engine bombers on this mission with 17 aircraft lost and 138 aircraft damaged. The claims for the bombers were 86-22-23 and the fighters 21-0-7.

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