Mission Details for Gorenflos (#8)



Number: 8
Date: 12/24/1943 12:00:00 AM
Commander: Major William T. Seawell
Crews Briefed:
Details: A V-1 site near Gorenflos, in the Pas de Calais region of France.

Flying Control

Runway: 23
Engines: 1020 Thumbnail image for /Images/Takeoff/Plan23.jpg
Taxi: 1030
Take Off: 1045
Notes: 1604 hours - All aircraft back from mission.


Aircraft: 21
Lost Over Continent: 0
Lost Other: 0
Summary: For some time, through photographic reconnaisance and reports from the French underground, it had been known that the Germans were building concrete ramps near the French coast aimed a a number of points in the U.K. These were the famous V-1 rocket sites which were to rain terror on England.

No enemy opposition of any kind was encountered on this mission, and all ships and crews returned safely to base. Milk run.

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