Mission Details for Brussels (#48)



Number: 48
Date: 4/10/1944 12:00:00 AM
Commander: Maj. R.J. White
Crews Briefed: 21
Details: Airfield

Flying Control

Runway: 23
Engines: 0600 Thumbnail image for /Images/Takeoff/Plan23.jpg
Taxi: 0615
Take Off: 0630
E.T.R.: 1047
Notes: The Group was briefed at 0330 hours, and all operational aircraft were airborne by 0655. All aircraft but one had returned by 1130 hours.


Aircraft: 21
Lost Over Continent: 1
Lost Other: 0
Summary: The Group encountered some formation difficulties when the Lead and Deputy Lead planes of the High Squdron were knocked out by flak, and the Group could not keep up with the Wing. However, the Group was shortly reformed and bombed in good formation with good results.
The aircraft piloted by Lt. Gaston M. Fox (42-31511) went down in the English Channel but the wind blew them back to the French coast, where the crew were taken prisoner.

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