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8th Air Force 913

25 March 1945

Official description

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Description

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Mission details

1.

Description

SCOUTING MISSION

Aircraft type

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Notes

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2. BUCKEN

Description

OIL DEPOT

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Notes

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3. EHMEN

Description

OIL DEPOT

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

A mix of 223 P-47s and P-51s provide escort. Mix not given in available data. 737 B-17s are also despatched to hit oil targets but bad weather during assembly and the increasing possibility of adverse conditions over the purposed targets causes the raids to be cancelled.

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4. HITZACKER

Description

OIL DEPOT

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5. SCHMALGE

Description

MUNITIONS DUMP

Aircraft type

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Notes

Fighter-bomber mission.

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Service

People

  • Elmer Anderson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • Raymond Carlson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 466th Bomb Group

  • Blackwell Dunnam

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 467th Bomb Group
    attached to database form DFC/ AM w/ 5 Oak Leaf Cluster/ ETO w/ 4 battle stars Transferred 467th BG

  • John Ferard

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 34th Bomb Group

  • Edward Mello

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Flight Engineer | 466th Bomb Group
    Eddie dropped out of high school to join the Navy but was turned down due to color vision issues so he next tried and succeeded in joining the Army Air Corps. Went to war at age 20 and flew 16 missions (See media for descriptions of the missions)....

  • John Meyer

    Military | First Lieutenant | H2X Operator | 467th Bomb Group

  • Calvin Morton

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • Charles Tibbs

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 491st Bomb Group

  • Ivan Wright

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

Aircraft

  • 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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