Mission No. 82
4 Jun 1944
Station: 166
Target: Coastal Guns at Gravelines
Thirty-eight aircraft were dispatched and the bombing was done by flights. Only one of the six flights had excellent results, as strike photos show that its bombs bracketed the desired Aiming Point in a well concentrated pattern, scoring a direct hit on one gun position and a near miss on the other. Two of the flights bombed with good results and the remaining three were only considered as fair. Seventy 2000-pound General Purpose bombs and one leaflet bomb were dropped during the attack, and seven ships suffered flak battle-damage, but there were no losses or casualties.

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
574
931-F
34
Lowe
574
927-N
38
Watson
574
932-T
46
Majka
574
865-D1
34
Carson
574
800-C
35
Callison
574
851-M
31
Box #1 - High Flight
Bush
574
832-H
36
Alexander
574
815-W
36
Metelsky
574
839-G
37
Salmon
574
873-U
37
Garwick
574
841-S
29
Stanfield
574
855-R
45
Box #1 - Low Flight
Newcomer
574
739-O
31
Newman
574
848-N
38
Lowder
574
818-L
29
Kahley
574
843-J
45
Evans
574
833-U
47
Bjork
574
810-W
26
Hartman
573
595-V
17

Box #2 - Lead Flight
Miller
572
673-A
8
Barker
572
809-O
16
Koehl
572
812-D
9
Danforth
572
813-J
7
Dewitt
572
831-H
19
Smith
572
634-J
17
Box #2 - High Flight
Erickson
572
947-U
15
Alexander
572
797-P
16
Walker
572
819-H
13
Dickinson
572
834-B
13
Blute
572
748-Q
6
Mccarty
572
836-N
14
Box #2 - Low Flight
Jobe
572
810-C
8
Holliday
572
842-D
28
Jacobs
572
719-F
13
Whitson
572
799-T
15
Fry
572
841-A
27
Crim
572
978-Q
28
Box #2 - Spare Flight
Spare Lead
573
801-G
19
Spare Ship
573
806-C
24
Spare Ship
573
828-L
24