Mission Details for Equihen (#81)



Number: 81
Date: 6/2/1944 12:00:00 AM
Commander: Lt. Col. E.W. Brown
Crews Briefed: 21
Details: Coastal fortifications

Flying Control

Runway: 33
Engines: 0920 Thumbnail image for /Images/Takeoff/Plan33.jpg
Taxi: 0935
Take Off: 0950
Notes: Briefing was at 0700. While taxiing two aircraft collided and one became stuck off the perimeter track. Fifteen operational aircraft ultimately were airborne, and all returned safely by 1416 hours.


Aircraft: 15
Lost Over Continent: 0
Lost Other: 0
Summary: The target was German coastal fortifications and batteries in anticipation of the Normandy invasion. When the Group Leader's aircraft was forced to return with mechanical problems, Capt. B. H. Johnson, the Deputy Group Leader, took over and led the Group to the target, which was bombed by PFF (radar) through thick clouds.

Mission Assignments

Squadron Participants

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