Mission Details for Nancy/Essey (#59)



Number: 59
Date: 4/27/1944 12:00:00 AM
Commander: Maj. C.C. Hinkle
Crews Briefed: 20
Details: Airfield

Flying Control

Runway: 33
Engines: 1515 Thumbnail image for /Images/Takeoff/Plan33.jpg
Taxi: 1530
Take Off: 1545
Notes: This, the second mission of the day, was briefed at 1300 hours, and all operational aircraft were airborne by 1605. All aircraft were down by 2300 hours.


Aircraft: 20
Lost Over Continent: 0
Lost Other: 0
Summary: The Group carried incendiary bombs on this attack on an airfield in France. Bombing results were excellent; it was observed that bombs struck the MPI, and buildings in the vicinity of the MPI were blanketed. Fires were burning after the Group started home. No enemy aircraft were observed, and meager to moderate flak was observed but not encountered.

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