Mission Details for Massey/Palaiseau (#83)



Number: 83
Date: 6/4/1944 12:00:00 AM
Commander: Lt. Col. E.W. Brown
Crews Briefed: 38
Details: Railroad marshalling yards

Flying Control

Runway: 23
Engines: 0555 Thumbnail image for /Images/Takeoff/Plan23.jpg
Taxi: 1605
Take Off: 0620
E.T.R.: 2217
Notes: Briefing was held at 1400 hours for this afternoon mission. All operational aircraft were airborne by 1657. Upon their return, the Group could not land at Deenethorpe because of bad weather and were diverted to air bases at Boreham, Matching and Great Saling. All returned on the following day.


Aircraft: 38
Lost Over Continent: 0
Lost Other: 0
Summary: The 38 aircraft of the 401st made up the 5th, 6th and 7th boxes of the 94th Combat Wing on this pre-invasion mission to attack railroad bridges near Paris known to be choke points for the transportation of materiel to the French coast. The Group made a visual attack, and results were judged to be excellent. No fighters were encountered and flak was meager and inaccurate, although a few aircraft returned with holes.

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