Mission Details for Ver-Sur-Mere (#84)



Number: 84
Date: 6/6/1944 12:00:00 AM
Commander: Lt. Col. A.C. Brooks
Crews Briefed: 36
Details: Invasion beaches

Flying Control

Runway: 23
Engines: 0355 Thumbnail image for /Images/Takeoff/Plan23.jpg
Taxi: 0410
Take Off: 0425
Notes: The Group was briefed at 0230. Col. Bowman opened the briefing by saying, "Gentlemen, remember the date, June 6, 1944. Remember it because your grandchildren will probably have to memorize it. This is D-Day." All 36 operational aircraft were airborne by 1455 and had returned by 1032


Aircraft: 36
Lost Over Continent: 0
Lost Other: 0
Summary: Bombing of the invasion beaches was conducted by PFF (radar)because of clouds. The Group was commended for having maintained a tight formation. No flak or enemy fighters were encountered.

Mission Assignments

Squadron Participants