Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Oct

9

1943

The Marienburg Focke-Wulf plant raid

The claimed ability for 'Precision bombing' featured this attack by 100 B-17s on a Focke-Wulf plant at Marienburg on Oct. 9, 1943.

The conditions at the target were perfect for an attack. There was no flak and no fighters were encountered in the target area. The weather was superb with no clouds and unlimited visibility. Bomb results were clearly visible and results were excellent. The lead bombardier, 1Lt. Byron K. Butt reported, “A damn well-planned, well-executed mission by all concerned.” The 303rd BG(H) dropped 27 tons of 1,000-lb. bombs and incendiaries.