Mission No. 61
19 May 1944
Station: 166
Target: Coastal Guns at Fecamp, France
For the third time during the month, planes and combat crewmen of the Group paid a visit to the Nazi coastal defenses at Fecamp, France, during the evening of May 19. 99th Combat Bomb Wing's Field Order 59-318 ordering the cross channel attack with P-47's supplying an umbrella protection over the target.
Thirty-six aircraft were dispatched on the mission with thirty of these dropping their bombs and one flight returning them to Base after failing to identify the target, which was shrouded in haze, after three runs over the area. Results of the two hundred thirty-four 500-pounders dropped on the target ranged from poor to good by flights, the majority of one flight hitting in the target area. Weak inaccurate flak was encountered, but there was no damage or casualties on the trip.
Planes returned to Base at 2110 hours.

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
Brandon-Bird
574
847-H
40
Lowe
574
843-J
45
Metelsky
574
839-G
37
Majka
574
931-F
34
Newman
574
832-H
38
Alexander
574
807-J
36
Box #1 - High Flight
Loesch
574
832-H
36
Horridge
574
798-K
37
Wolfe
574
739-O
31
Shofner
574
846-P
39
Watkinson
574
808-C
49
Evans
574
865-D1
34
Box #1 - Low Flight
Salmon
574
248-V
30
Dauteuil
574
927-N
32
Morris
574
597-P
32
Watson
574
671-L
40
Garwick
574
841-S
29
Carson
574
851-M
31

Box #2 - Lead Flight
Erickson
572
947-U
15
Baehr
572
810-C
9
Hanlon
572
812-D
9
Dickinson
572
818-L
30
Reynolds
572
719-F
13
Walker
572
673-A
8
Box #2 - High Flight
Schleicher
572
806-M
14
Blute
572
748-Q
6
Barker
572
747-T
18
Danforth
572
813-J
7
Dewitt
572
802-P
18
Smith
572
815-R
13
Box #2 - Low Flight
Roeper
572
811-G
6
Koehl
572
823-N
21
Alexander
572
820-S
22
Mccarty
572
836-N
14
Fry
572
740-U
21
Holliday
572
828-L
24
Gibson
573
830-M
22
Box #2 - Spare Flight
Spare Lead
575
847-H
40
Spare Ship
575
833-U
47