Mission Details for Falaise (#86)



Number: 86
Date: 6/7/1944 12:00:00 AM
Commander: Maj. D.G. McCree
Crews Briefed: 18
Details: Railway lines

Flying Control

Runway: 5
Engines: 0915 Thumbnail image for /Images/Takeoff/Plan05.jpg
Taxi: 0930
Take Off: 0945
Notes: The Group was briefed at 0645 hours. All 18 aircraft were airborne by 0957 and had returned by 1531 hours.


Aircraft: 18
Lost Over Continent: 0
Lost Other: 0
Summary: This was another effort to support the allied ground forces in the early days of the invasion by attacking a strategic railroad line at Falaise, in the rear of the German positions. The 401st furnished the High Box of the 94th Combat Wing. Because of heavy clouds, bombing was conducted by PFF (radar), and it was necessary to make two runs over the target because of malfunctioning equipment. No enemy aircraft were seen, and only meager flak bursts were noted in the area.

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Squadron Participants