Mission Details for Belloy-Sur-Somme (#99)



Number: 99
Date: 6/24/1944 12:00:00 AM
Commander: Maj. L. Stann "D"
Crews Briefed: 24
Details: "Crossbow"--German rocket launching sites on the Pas de Calais.

Flying Control

Runway: 33
Engines: 1515 Thumbnail image for /Images/Takeoff/Plan33.jpg
Taxi: 1530
Take Off: 1545
E.T.R.: 2037
Notes: Briefing for this afternoon mission took place at 1300 hours. Thereafter, all times were moved up by one hour, and all operational aircraft were off by 1707. All had landed by 2104 hours.


Aircraft: 24
Lost Over Continent: 0
Lost Other: 0
Summary: The 401st provided 12 aircraft each to make up the 94th Combat Wing "D" and "E" Forces. The "D" Force dropped it bombs beyond the target because of a malfunctioning bombsight. When this was discovered, the Force dropped on the deputy leader's signal but too late to hit the target. The "E" Force, led by Lt. E.C. Owens, made a visual run on the target with excellent results. No enemy aircraft were encountered and, while flak was described as moderate but accurate, three 401st aircraft received major damage, and two crew members were wounded.

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