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8th Air Force 915

26 March 1945

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1. MARKT ERLBACH

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BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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2. MEININGEN

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BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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3. OELSNITZ

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BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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4. PLAUEN/VOMAG

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TANK FACTORY

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5. WURZBURG

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BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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6. ZEITZ

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OIL REFINERY

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People

  • Nephi Berkenpas

    Military | Colonel | Aircraft Mechanic, Instructor Pilot for B-24, B-17, B-25, Pilot, Aircraft Commander, Instructor Aircraft Maintenance | 351st Bomb Group

  • Luis Coppola

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

  • Joseph Denver

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier/Chin Turret | 96th Bomb Group
    Joseph Denver served as a bombardier with the 337th Bomb Squadron of the 96th Bomb Group, flying missions out of Snetterton Heath, England.

  • John Ferard

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 34th Bomb Group

  • 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

  • Lawrence Maschhoff

    Military | Pilot | 381st Bomb Group
    Maschhoff, L. Crew

  • Leif Ostnes

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Leif R. Ostnes was born in Discovery Otter in the Iditarod country of the Territory of Alaska December 28, 1918. Discovery Otter is named for the discovery of gold December 25, 1908 on Otter Creek. The area has other nearby prominent mining areas, Flat...

  • Dennis Schaffner

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | B-17G Tail Gunner | 457th Bomb Group

  • Robert Schlader

    Military | Staff Sergeant | LWG/TG (left waist gunner/tail gunner) | 351st Bomb Group
    Robert Laverne Schlader was born March 2, 1925, at Cresco, Iowa, the son of Virgil and Gladys (McCarville) Schlader. He graduated from the Floyd Consolidated School. Bob served in the AAF during WWII as a LWG/TG on a B-17 with over 35 missions over...

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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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