Mission Details for Hamburg (#92)



Number: 92
Date: 6/18/1944 12:00:00 AM
Commander: Maj. D.E. Silver
Crews Briefed: 40
Details: Oil Refineries

Flying Control

Runway: 5
Engines: 0415 Thumbnail image for /Images/Takeoff/Plan05.jpg
Taxi: 0430
Take Off: 0445
E.T.R.: 1152
Notes: Briefing was conducted at 0115 hours, and by 0553 hours all 40 operational aircraft were airborne. Four spares subsequently returned to base. The 36 other operational aircraft had all returned by 1244 hours.


Aircraft: 36
Lost Over Continent: 0
Lost Other: 0
Summary: After flying missions in support of ground troops since before D-Day, the 8th Air Force returned to strategic targets on this mission--oil installations at Hamburg, Misburg and Bremen. The 401st formed the 94th Combat Wing "A" unit. Because of heavy clouds, bombing was conducted by PFF (radar). While results could not be confirmed, crews reported huge columns of smoke rising following explosions near the briefed MPI.
No enemy fighters were encountered because of effective U.S. fighter support. Flak was meager and inaccurate along the route to the target but was moderate to intense over the target, causing considerable battle damage to Group aircraft but no losses.

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