Narrative - Official Air Force Mission Description
Mission 825: 9 of 164 B-17s carry out the first DISNEY mission (Royal Navy rocket-boosted concrete piercing bombs) against the U-boat pens at Ijmuiden, the Netherlands visually; 140 hit the secondary target, the oil storage depot at Dulmen, Germany using Micro H; and 1 hits Lingen, a target of opportunity; 5 B-17s fly a screening mission; 5 B-17s are damaged. Escorting are 102 of 106 P-51s without loss. 3 of 6 P-51s fly a scouting mission and 20 of 21 P-51s escort photo reconnaissance aircraft over Germany. 102 of 104 P-51s fly a strafing mission in the Steinhuder Lake area but abort because of bad weather; 2 P-51s are lost.
Mission 826: 1 B-17 and 11 of 12 B-24s drop leaflets in the Netherlands and Germany during the night; 1 airman is KIA.
Source: THE ARMY AIR FORCES IN WORLD WAR II: COMBAT CHRONOLOGY, 1941-1945 by Carter / Mueller, the Office of Air Force History,
source: 306th Bombardment Group website www.306bg.org/
351BG Mission Report - 41 aircraft were sent on this mission.
source: 351st Bomb Group web page http://www.351st.org/ken.harbour
401BG / 613BS Mission Report - The German Air Force fuel facilities at Dulmen were bombed by Gee-H on February 10th. No strike photos or observations of results were obtained. The 613th flew 6 crews in the 401st 94th "C" Group. Crews were: 44-6313 Bradley, 42-102947 Scheller, 42-31072 Curran, 43-38862 Carey, 43-38607 Cox, 42-31591 Maharick, 43-31187 Kelso, 44-6132 Baker, 43-37706 May (abort)
source: 613th Bombardment Squadron History
401BG / 614BS Mission Report - The briefed target for this mission was Wesel, Germany, a tactical target only to be bombed by visual means, with Dulmen as the secondary target to be bombed by Micro-H. The 401st formed the 94th "C" Group with Major D.C. McCree as the Air Commander. Because of the bad weather the primary couldn't be bombed so the formation went in to bomb by Squadrons on Micro-H. The operators reported good runs but no observations of the results could be made. No enemy fighters were seen and no flak was encountered. The 614th crews on the mission were: 44-8033 Utter, 42-97780 Spuhler, 43-38677 Stauffer, 42-97322 St. Aubyn, 42-97602 Cole, 43-38330 White, 43-38565 Fondren, 42-38012 Richardson, 42-97395 Sorensen, 42-97869 Hartsock.
source: 614th Bombardment Squadron History www.401bg.org
401BG / 615BS Mission Report - The 39 crews for this operation were briefed at 0445 hrs with take-off time to begin at 0645 hrs but delay followed delay and it was 1037 hrs before the last B-17 became airborne. This was a very small mission with only 164 B-17's of the 1st Air Division flying over Germany to attack a secondary target at Dulmen, the primary and visual target being covered by clouds. The secondary target was a German Air Force Depot located at Dulmen. The Lead Squadron made a strictly Micro-H run on it, with no results observed or photographed. The 401st Furnished the 94th "C" Group, led by Major D.G. McCree. There was no enemy air opposition and no flak. Capt. W.S. Harb was the other leader. The ten crews of the Squadron on this mission were: 42-31983 Knowles, 42-107113 Stephens, 42-97664 Maire, 44-6146 Bennett, 43-38779 Mckay, 43-38077 Germber, 43-38758 Smith, 43-38810 AR Grimm, 43-38425 Callahan, 44-8371 Lozinski.
source: 615th Bombardment Squadron History www.401bg.org