Mission Details for Luxeil (#80)



Number: 80
Date: 5/31/1944 12:00:00 AM
Commander: Maj. W.T. Seawell
Crews Briefed: 14
Details: Airdrome

Flying Control

Runway: 5
Engines: 0715 Thumbnail image for /Images/Takeoff/Plan05.jpg
Taxi: 0730
Take Off: 0745
E.T.R.: 1426
Notes: Briefing took place at 0445 hours, and all 14 operational aircraft were off at 0756. All had returned by 1445 hours.


Aircraft: 14
Lost Over Continent: 0
Lost Other: 0
Summary: The 401st furnished the Low Box of the 94th Combat Wing. Because of a weather front going up to 26,000 feet, most of the Eighth Air Force was unable to find targets. However, the 36 aircraft of the 94th Combat Wing were able to do so, dropping down to 17,000 feet for the bomb run. Capt. Kuenning, the lead bombardier, was able to score a bull's eye; the strike photos showed that the Group had hit the hangar and administration area of the airport. No enemy aircraft or flak were encountered.

Mission Assignments

Squadron Participants
No Assignments for the 612th were found.