Mission Details for Erding (#55)



Number: 55
Date: 4/24/1944 12:00:00 AM
Commander: Maj. W.T. Seawell
Crews Briefed: 21
Details: Airdrome

Flying Control

Runway: 23
Engines: 0825 Thumbnail image for /Images/Takeoff/Plan23.jpg
Taxi: 0840
Take Off: 0855
E.T.R.: 1736
Notes: The Group was briefed at 0530 hours, and all operational aircraft were off by 0923 hours. Two aircraft aborted because of mechnical problems. All aircraft had returned by 1827, Flying Control noting "Very nice landings."


Aircraft: 21
Lost Over Continent: 0
Lost Other: 0
Summary: The Group formed the High Box of the 94th Combat Wing on this mission to an airdrome near Munich, part of a joint North-South attack on Rumania and the Reich. The 401st was assigned to drop incendiary bombs, which were reported to have fallen over the MPI, although buildings on the east side of the target were hit and set on fire. While there was no flak over the target, moderate flak was experienced throughout the operation. About 40 single engine enemy aircraft were observed, and attacks were made on the Low Box of the Wing formation, but no 401st aircraft were attacked.

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