Mission No. 127
31 Jul 1944
Station: 166
Target: RR Bridge at Nantes, France
Another railroad bridge, the North span at Nantes, was the last target attacked by the 391st during July. Thirty-six planes took part in this mission, dropping a total of one hundred thirty-four General Purpose bombs and one leaflet bomb on the primary. Two flights had excellent bombing results with strikes on and across the South end of the bridge. Two others had good results, but the bombs of one were lost on the riverbank. Seventeen of the planes were flak battle-damaged, and three crewmen were wounded, but there were no losses.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR THIS MISSION FROM THE GROUP MISSION RECORDS IS AVAILABLE IN THE "CREW LOADLING LIST" SECTION OF THIS WEBSITE here


Box #1 - Lead Flight
Williams
575
803-K
7
Schreiber
575
597-P
32
Lakin
575
836-N
14
Mitchell
575
671-L
40
Shannon
575
841-A
28
Fleck
575
843-J
45
Box #1 - High Flight
Ljunggren
575
808-X
13
Rutledge
575
818-L
37
Olfson
575
847-H
41
Wolfe
575
931-F
34
Tucker
575
844-G
38
Hanish
575
932-T
46
Box #1 - Low Flight
Jannsen
575
927-N
32
Harlow
575
025-S
47
O'hare
575
799-T
15
Martin
575
833-U
47
Kiedinger
575
615-A
41
Morris
575
248-V
30
Spangler
574
812-O
9

Box #2 - Lead Flight
Rutledge
573
801-G
19
Bollinger
573
802-P
21
Snyder
573
748-Q
6
Colsch
573
978-Q
22
Daffern
573
830-M
25
Baxter
573
747-T
18
Box #2 - High Flight
Thorn
573
822-O
24
Youse
573
102-X
23
Bjork
573
828-L
24
Boone
573
820-S
21
Holliday
573
797-P
16
Dillard
573
831-H
19
Box #2 - Low Flight
Bird
574
835-T
30
Garwick
574
815-W
36
Stanfield
574
720-R
42
Carson
574
800-C
35
Newman
574
010-A
31
Watson
574
865-D1
34
Lowe
574
838-B
35
Box #2 - Spare Flight
Spare Lead
572
673-A
8
Spare Ship
572
810-C
8