Mission Details for Monchy/Breton (#91)



Number: 91
Date: 6/17/1944 12:00:00 AM
Commander: Maj. J. Maupin
Crews Briefed: 18
Details: Airfield

Flying Control

Runway: 5
Engines: 0910 Thumbnail image for /Images/Takeoff/Plan05.jpg
Taxi: 0920
Take Off: 0930
Notes: The first briefing of the day took place at 0130 and involved 39 aircraft. However, the mission was scrubbed at 0340. A second briefing was held for 18 of the crews at 0730, and by 1035 hours all 18 operational aircraft were airborne. All but one had returned by 1435 hours, and the missing ship landed at 1514 hours.


Aircraft: 18
Lost Over Continent: 0
Lost Other: 0
Summary: The airfield at Monchy/Breton, the target of this mission, was bombed through 10/10 undercast using the new Gee-H technique, which utilizes bearings from two radio stations. Results were thought to be excellent. No German fighters were reported and, while flak was meager, two B-17's from other Groups were lost and 22 others suffered battle damage.

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