Mission No. 164
11 Sep 1944
Station: 166
Target: Coastal Guns at Brest, France
German gun emplacements near Boust, France, were the target for the Group on the morning of September 11. Thirty-six planes were dispatched at 0908 hours with thirty-four dropping one hundred thirty-four 1000-pound General Purpose bombs on the assigned areas. The two planes which failed to bomb had mechanical failures. The two flights had excellent bombing with tight pattern as close as 100 feet from the main point of impact. Strikes bracketed the point with probable hits on the center gun position and hits along the north edge of the fort. Three other flights had "fair" results with strikes along the north edge and the north-east end of the fort. One flight failed to hit the target when the bombs failed to release electrically in the lead plane. There were no losses, damage, or casualties on the mission.

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
Jannsen
575
847-H
41
Schreiber
575
576-V
38
Kiedinger
575
615-A
41
Martin
575
964-G
42
Penney
575
932-T
46
Goodwin
575
843-J
45
Box #1 - High Flight
Kelley
575
678-M
40
Saunders
575
833-U
47
Willis
575
295-O
46
Gatlin
575
743-W
40
Webster
575
855-R
45
Kloepfer
575
808-C
44
Box #1 - Low Flight
Ruble
575
853-F
39
Breeseman
575
844-D
38
Lakin
575
837-N
39
Harlow
575
025-S
47
Martin C.
575
268-K
44
Hillier
575
841-S
29
Chism
574
865-D1
34

Box #2 - Lead Flight
Sellers
573
810-W
25
Holliday
573
165-H
19
Baxter
573
747-T
18
Bollinger
573
595-V
17
Baker
573
823-N
23
Putnam
573
634-J
17
Box #2 - High Flight
Boylan
573
825-B
25
Mosher
573
841-A
28
May
573
830-M
28
Daffern
573
822-O
24
Dunn
573
427-B
9
Clapham
573
799-T
15
Box #2 - Low Flight
Boone
573
947-U
15
Dillard
573
806-C
22
Edwards
573
102-X
23
Doolittle
573
311-P
21
Walter
573
337-P
13
Dobda
573
418-J
9
Mickelson
574
810-C
8
Box #2 - Spare Flight
Spare Lead
572
425-A
8
Spare Ship
574
873-U
37
Spare Ship
574
597-P
32
Spare Ship
573
183-C
35