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Mission 119 Report, a/c 42-37724

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Units

  • 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    Group
    Constituted as 306th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Mar 1942. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Aug-Sep 1942, and assigned to Eighth AF Eighth Air Force in September 1942 Station 111 Thurleigh. During combat,...

  • 368th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Neil Brennan

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Air Gunner, Togglier/Bombardier
    Shot down 26 November 1943 in B-17 #4230832. Prisoner of War (POW). He was a Prisoner of War (POW) from 26 Nov. 1943 to 04 May 1945. He was at Stalag 17B, Krems, Austria. Prisoner of War (POW) no. 100388. POW

Aircraft

  • 42-37724

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered 10/8/43; Walla Walla 15/8/43; Assigned 368BS/306BG [BO-Z] Thurleigh 20/9/43; transferred Air Force Service Comd 2/5/44; retUS 4136 BU Tinker 14/8/44; 3022 BU Indian Springs 2/9/44; with Joe Schmidt force landed base 5/1/45; 3021 BU Las Vegas...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 119

    3 November 1943
    October 1943 turned out to be the worst loss rate for 8th Air Force for the entire war. 2,145 B-17s and 303 B-24s had been dispatched on missions. 163 B-17s had been lost (lost rate 7.5991%) and 9 B-24s were lost (loss rate 2.9703%). These loss rates...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 May 2017 14:12:03 ThomBear Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

306th BG Historical Asssociation

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