On Sunday 12 March 1944, a member of the 153 Sqdn, Flight Lieutenant D D Legg, took off from Scampton in the United Kingdom. His mission is mentioned elsewhere on Back to Normandy. You can find the other details of this mission by searching here. Training and cargo flights are not separately mentioned as a mission. The plane left at 7:45.
He flew with a Avro Lancaster (type I, serial NG189, code P4-P).
Campaign report of the USAAF:
(Eighth Air Force): Mission 256: 46 of 52 B-24s dispatched hit a V-weapon site at St Pol/Siracourt, France and 6 hit targets of opportunity, all using blind-bombing techniques; 1 B-24 is lost and 26 damaged; casualties are 1 WIA.
788th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), 467th Bombardment Group (Heavy), arrives at Rackheath, England from the US with B-24s; first mission is 10 Apr.
(Ninth Air Force): HQ 474th Fighter Group and 428th, 429th and 430th Fighter Squadrons arrive at Moreton, England from the US with P-38s; first mission is 25 Apr.
Campaign report of the RAF:
Day Operations, 1-16 March 1944
On 5 days during this period, 2 Bomber Command Oboe Mosquitos acted as 'formation leaders' for bomber units of the Second Tactical Air Force attacking flying-bomb sites. The formation bombed as soon as it saw the bombs of the Oboe Mosquito being released. There were no losses from the 10 Bomber Command sorties flown in this period.
11/12 March 1944
47 Mosquitos to 6 German cities, with the largest raid being by 20 aircraft to Hamburg, 4 Serrate patrols, 43 aircraft minelaying in the Frisians and off Brest and Biscay ports, 22 aircraft on Resistance operations, 21 OTU sorties. 1 Stirling minelayer lost.
12/13 March 1944
14 Mosquitos, 11 to Aachen and 3 to Duisburg; none lost.
With thanks to the RAF and USAAF.net!
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