Mission Details for Kiel (#72)



Number: 72
Date: 5/22/1944 12:00:00 AM
Commander: Capt. C.A. Lewis
Crews Briefed: 15
Details: Port area

Flying Control

Runway: 5
Engines: 0900 Thumbnail image for /Images/Takeoff/Plan05.jpg
Taxi: 0915
Take Off: 0930
E.T.R.: 1530
Notes: Briefing was at 0600 hours. All aircraft were airborne by 0945 (15 B-17's off the ground in 15 minutes). All operational aircraft had returned by 1610 hours.


Aircraft: 15
Lost Over Continent: 0
Lost Other: 0
Summary: The 401st made up the High Box of the 94th Combat Wing. Bombing was by PFF (radar) through dense clouds on the built-up part of the city of Kiel. Results were not observed. Five enemy fighters were observed at a distance but none attacked the formation. Flak was meager to moderate but accurate. Of the 300 B-17's engaged in the attack, five were shot down, and 210 suffered battle damage, but the 401st escaped without loss.

Mission Assignments

Squadron Participants
No Assignments for the 612th were found.