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8th Air Force 906

22 March 1945

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1.

Description

ESCORT MISSION

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19 of 22 P-51s escort 19 of 22 F-5s on a photo recon mission over Germany and claim 11-1-3 Luftwaffe aircraft

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2. AHLHORN

Description

AIRFIELD

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This is a continuation of preparations for the Rhine River crossing.

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3. BARNINGHOLTEN

Description

TROOP CONCENTRATIONS

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4. BOTTROP

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TROOP CONCENTRATIONS

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5. DORSTEN

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TROOP CONCENTRATIONS

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6. FELDHAUSEN NORTH

Description

TROOP CONCENTRATIONS

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7. FELDHAUSEN SOUTH

Description

TROOP CONCENTRATIONS

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8. FRANKFURT/RHEIN MAIN

Description

AIRFIELD

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9. GERESHEIM

Description

TROOP CONCENTRATIONS

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10. GIEBELSTADT

Description

AIRFIELD

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11. HINSBECK

Description

TROOP CONCENTRATIONS

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12. KITZINGEN

Description

AIRFIELD

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13. MULHEIM

Description

TROOP CONCENTRATIONS

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14. OLDENBURG

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

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15. RATINGEN

Description

TROOP CONCENTRATIONS

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16. SCHWAB HALL

Description

AIRFIELD

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17. WESTERHOLT

Description

TROOP CONCENTRATIONS

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18. WURZBURG

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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Service

People

  • Robert Birney

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator, Commanding Officer | 384th Bomb Group
    Bob Birney was assigned to the 547th Bomb Squadron on 5 February 1945 and completed 26 missions between 19 February 1945 and 20 April 1945.

  • Sabatine Branco

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator; Waist Gunner | 487th Bomb Group
    Flew 34 combat missions from 1/8/45 to 4/21/45. Most of them in a B-17G 'Dinah-Mite' #44-8694.

  • Frank Calicura

    Military | First Lieutenant | B-17 Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Frank Calicura served as a pilot with the 95th Bomb Group. ...

  • Luis Coppola

    Military | Captain | Pilot on B-17 | 379th Bomb Group

  • Varsall Cowley

    Military | Armorer Gunner | 487th Bomb Group

  • John Ferard

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 34th Bomb Group

  • Roy Frawley

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 486th Bomb Group

  • Neil Gobrecht

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Co-Pilot/Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Flew B-24 in combat in WW 2. Flew B-29 during the Korean War. Flew U-10 in combat during the Vietnam War Retired as a Lt. Colonel. Was a science teacher for 12 years before retiring.

  • Donald Hamaker

    Military | First Lieutenant | B-17 Pilot/Element Leader (WWII); Command Pilot (Transport Command) | 452nd Bomb Group
    Completed 36 combat missions from February 3, (Berlin) through April 16, 1945. Piloted "Lady Gay" to bomb Chemnitz but was forced down by flak in Ghent, Bel. on February 6, 1945. All crew survived. Flew A/C back to Deopham Green following repairs. Flew...

  • Carl Hershfield

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 96th Bomb Group
    Assigned Feb 1945

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Aircraft

  • 43-38771

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 19/9/44; Grenier 11/10/44; Assigned PFF 534BS/381BG [GD-E] Ridgewell 6/11/44; 25m Returned to the USA Bradley 9/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 14/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA)...

  • 44-8850 Humms Bumms

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 16/1/45; Hunter 7/2/45; Dow Fd 19/2/45; Assigned 562BS/388BG Knettishall 21/2/45;RetUS, Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 20/12/45.

  • 44-40277 'Miss Used'

    B-24 Liberator
    Aircraft flew 64 missions with 458th and was one of the 10 original AZON/Aphrodite project** control planes. Served as 'Mother Ship' to B-17F 41-24639 'Careful Virgin' on mission to bomb Mimoyecques, France. 4-8-44. ...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:43:13 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Lee Cunningham, 8th Air Force missions research database / Stan Bishop's 'Losses of the US 8th and 9th Air Forces', the Combat Chronology of the US Army Air Forces and the work of Roger Freeman including the 'Mighty Eighth War Diary'.

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