Mission Details for Neufchatel (#82)



Number: 82
Date: 6/3/1944 12:00:00 AM
Commander: Maj. D.G. McCree
Crews Briefed: 21
Details: Coastal Batteries

Flying Control

Runway: 23
Engines: 0800 Thumbnail image for /Images/Takeoff/Plan23.jpg
Taxi: 0815
Take Off: 0830
E.T.R.: 1242
Notes: The Group was briefed at 0600. All 21 operational aircraft were airborne by 0845, and by 1309 all were back from the mission.


Aircraft: 21
Lost Over Continent: 0
Lost Other: 0
Summary: This mission attacked coastal batteries in the Pas de Calais as part of the (successful) effort to convince the Germans that the invasion would take place in that area rather than in Normandy. Bombing was conducted through clouds by PFF (radar), but strikes were observed through the clouds. Some flak was encountered, but none of the 401st aircraft were damaged.

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Squadron Participants