Mission Details for Villacoublay (#71)



Number: 71
Date: 5/20/1944 12:00:00 AM
Commander: Lt. Col. A.C. Brooks
Crews Briefed: 15
Details: Airdrome

Flying Control

Runway: 5
Engines: 0630 Thumbnail image for /Images/Takeoff/Plan05.jpg
Taxi: 0645
Take Off: 0700
E.T.R.: 1147
Notes: Briefing took place at 0400 hours. All 15 operational aircraft were airborne by 0715 (15 minutes after first takeoff). All operational aircraft had returned by 1224 hours.


Aircraft: 15
Lost Over Continent: 0
Lost Other: 0
Summary: Because of heavy cloud cover, the Group was unable to bomb the primary target, located in France. The 401st aircraft were part of a force of 73 heavy bombers that were able to find a visual target at Villacoublay Airdrome and place 192 tons of bombs on target, a center for maintenance and repair of Luftwaffe aircraft. At the target the flak was moderate to intense and very accurate; however, the 401st did not suffer any losses. No enemy aircraft were sighted.

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