Mission Details for Osnabruck (#7)



Number: 7
Date: 12/22/1943 12:00:00 AM
Commander: Colonel Harold W. Bowman
Crews Briefed:
Details: The marshalling yards at Osnabruck, located in central west Germany.

Flying Control

Runway: 23
Engines: 1025 Thumbnail image for /Images/Takeoff/Plan23.jpg
Taxi: 1035
Take Off: 1050
E.T.R.: 1630
Notes: 1810 hours - All aircraft accounted for - flying ended - crash crews released.

Aircraft 42-37835 (SC-J "Channel Express") was unable to land due to loss of controls and the crew bailed out over the base. The plane crashed near the town of Washingley, Huntingtonshire.


Aircraft: 21
Lost Over Continent: 0
Lost Other: 1
Summary: The Group flew the lead box position in the Wing formation. After starting the bomb run, the formation found itself on a collision course with a group that had bombed nearby Munster as a diversion, and were forced to turn short and were unable to drop their bombs. In the confusion, aircraft 42-37835 was struck by a bomb from a B-17 in a higher element, but was able to return to England where the crew bailed out over the base.

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