Bremen
Friday, 26 November 1943
Field Order 239


primary Bremen MPI center of city
secondary Oldenburg

0500 briefing
0738 stations
0758 taxi
0812 take-off
1200 ETT
1437 ETR

Bomb Load: 8 500-lb. general purpose bombs, 20 M-47 incendiaries


Flash Report

number attacking primary 22
number attacking secondary [blank]
number attacking target of last resort [blank]
reason for attacking [blank]
# known to be missing [blank]
unaccounted for 3
results unobserved
weather 10/10 over target
flak intense, accurate
enemy opposition strong
friendly fighter support good after it arrived after target


Formation

The 92nd Bomb Group led the 40th Combat Wing and flew with a composite group, which flew the low group position of the wing.

Abortive Aircraft
Lost Aircraft
Flew with Another Formation

Lead Squadron
407th Squadron

483 A (pff)
812th Sq a/c
Reid/Stebbins
184 Q
Bacher
729 (pff)
McLaughlin/Blanton
461 S
Foster
803 D
Locke
494 F
Sewall
644 V
Halderman


High Squadron
327th Squadron

408 Q
Holland
638 N
Carlson
109 M
Erganian
648 O
Wilder
649 X
Ogburn
496 Z
McKenzie


Low Squadron
Composite 325th, 327th Squadrons

849 F
Griffin
784 G
Hardin
755 A
Hale
493 H
Oliverio
261 C
Chesmore
165 T
Dougherty


Low Squadron of Composite Group
326th Squadrons

513 T
Wolfe
016 O
George
580 N
Ahrenholtz
423 P
Makowski
608 T
Shannon
975 H
Lansing

Composition of Force

  1. 41st CBW - three groups
  2. 41st/40th composite - two groups of 41st, 305th BG of 40th CBW
  3. 40th CBW - 92nd BG, 306th BG
  4. 1st composite - composite 351st BG, 401st BG*
  5. 1st CBW 91st BG, 381st BG
*first mission for the 401st BG


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