Mission Details for Fienvilliers (#98)



Number: 98
Date: 6/23/1944 12:00:00 AM
Commander: Maj, D.E. Silver
Crews Briefed: 27
Details: "Crossbow"--German rocket launching sites on the Pas de Calais.

Flying Control

Runway: 5
Engines: 1000 Thumbnail image for /Images/Takeoff/Plan05.jpg
Taxi: 1015
Take Off: 1030
E.T.R.: 1522
Notes: The Group was briefed at 0730 hours, and all operational aircraft were off by 1047. One aircraft returned early with a runaway prop on No. 3 engine. All operational aircraft had returned by 1556.


Aircraft: 26
Lost Over Continent: 0
Lost Other: 0
Summary: The 401st made up the Lead Box of the 94th Combat Wing, whose target was a V-1 rocket site, and part of a composite group assigned to attack a V-1 supply depot. Because of heavy clouds visual bombing was not possible, but the attacks were carried out using the Gee-H method, which utilizes radio beams from two or three radio stations. The Group's navigators felt confident that they had hit the target.
No enemy aircraft were encountered, and flak over the target was meager and inaccurate.

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