Mission Details for Brunswick (#46)



Number: 46
Date: 3/29/1944 12:00:00 AM
Commander: Maj. W.T. Seawell
Crews Briefed: 20
Details: Aircraft components plant

Flying Control

Runway: 5
Engines: 0945 Thumbnail image for /Images/Takeoff/Plan05.jpg
Taxi: 1000
Take Off: 1015
E.T.R.: 1647
Notes: Briefing was held at 0645 hours. The PFF aircraft joined the Group formation over the field. All operational aircraft were off by 1039. Deenethorpe aerodrome was closed by bad weather at 1640 hours, and returning aircraft were diverted to Bassingbourne. All aircraft but one were able to return to base by 1830, and the missing aircraft was located at Lakenheath at 2232 hours.


Aircraft: 21
Lost Over Continent: 0
Lost Other: 0
Summary: Brunswick was bombed by PFF (radar) through 10/10ths undercast. No enemy aircraft attacked the Group, but dog-fights with U. S. fighter escorts were observed. Flak was moderate en route to, and at, the target. One 613th Squadron aircraft (42-31202) returned with so much battle damage that it was classed as beyond repair.

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