Mission Details for Ludwigshaven (#9)



Number: 9
Date: 12/30/1943 12:00:00 AM
Commander: Major Edwin W. Brown
Crews Briefed: 24
Details: The chemical works of I.G. Farbinindustrie, which the Allies had reason to believe was producing poison gas.

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Runway: 28
Engines: 0720 Thumbnail image for /Images/Takeoff/Plan28.jpg
Taxi: 0730
Take Off: 0745
Notes: 0911 hours - Twenty-three planes off on mission.
1130 hours - Runway changed to 33. Wind WNW at 20 mph.


Aircraft: 23
Lost Over Continent: 1
Lost Other: 0
Summary: This was the longest mission yet flown by the Group with ten hours engine time recorded. The target was attacked by PFF method in Wing formation. No results were observed.

The 401st suffered its first combat-related aircraft loss on this mission, when ship 42-39826, piloted by Lt. Trian Neag, was shot down by flak near Saarbruken, Germany.

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