Mission Details for Luxembourg (#66)



Number: 66
Date: 5/9/1944 12:00:00 AM
Commander: Maj. W.T. Seawell
Crews Briefed: 21
Details: Railroad marshalling yards

Flying Control

Runway: 23
Engines: 0530 Thumbnail image for /Images/Takeoff/Plan23.jpg
Taxi: 0545
Take Off: 0600
E.T.R.: 1152
Notes: Group briefing took place at 0245 hours. All but one operational aircraft were airborne by 0619, and by 1220 all had returned.


Aircraft: 21
Lost Over Continent: 0
Lost Other: 0
Summary: Twenty-one 401st Group aircraft formed the Lead Box of the 94th Combat Wing in a pre-invasion mission to disrupt rail transportation to and from the invasion coast. 823 heavy bombers took part in the mission. The Group's bombs were seen to strike squarely on the MPI, and strike photos showed a vast explosion covering the whole of the MPI as a train load of ammunition blew up. A few enemy fighters and some flak were seen, but the Group suffered no casualties.

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Squadron Participants