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7 June 1944

Official description

Not yet known

Description

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Mission details

1. BLAIN (Opportunistic)

Description

TRANSPORTATION TARGET

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 39 T

2. CHATEAUBRIAND (Opportunistic)

Description

TRANSPORTATION TARGET

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 39 T

3. KERLIN/BASTARD (Primary)

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

1st Bomb Division was made up of 1st Combat Bombardment Wing is 91st Bomb Group, 381st Bomb Group, 398th Bomb Group. 305th Bomb Group also took part.

Units

  • 1st Bomb Division

    1st Bomb Division

    Division
    The groups under the command of the 1st Bomb Wing came under the command of the 1st Bomb Division in August 1943. In December 1944, the Division was redesginated the 1st Air Division.

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 284 T

4. LAVAL (Opportunistic)

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 75 T

5. NANTES (Primary)

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 490 T

6. NANTES BRIDGE (Opportunistic)

Description

RAILROAD BRIDGE

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 68 T

7. NIORT (Opportunistic)

Description

TRANSPORTATION TARGET

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

3rd Bomb Division was made up of 4th Combat Bombardment Wing is 94th Bomb Group, 447th Bomb Group, 486th Bomb Group; 13rd Combat Bombardment Wing is 95th Bomb Group, 100th Bomb Group, 390th Bomb Group, 45Combat Bombardment Wing is 96th Bomb Group, 388th Bomb Group, 452nd Bomb Group; 93rd Combat Bombardment Wing is 385th Bomb Group

Units

  • 3rd Bomb Division

    3rd Bomb Division

    Division
    The 3rd Bomb Division was Constituted in August 1943. In December 1944, the Division was redesginated the 3rd Air Division.

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 58 T

8. POUANCE (Opportunistic)

Description

TRANSPORTATION TARGET

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 39 T

9. TOURS (Opportunistic)

Description

TRANSPORTATION TARGET

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 8 T

10. TOURS/LA ROCHE (Primary)

Description

TRANSPORTATION TARGET

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

3rd Bomb Division was made up of 34th Bomb Group, 490th Bomb Group, 493rd Bomb Group.

Units

  • 3rd Bomb Division

    3rd Bomb Division

    Division
    The 3rd Bomb Division was Constituted in August 1943. In December 1944, the Division was redesginated the 3rd Air Division.

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 36 T

11. VITRE (Opportunistic)

Description

TRANSPORTATION TARGET

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 36 T

Service

People

  • Robert Allison

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 94th Bomb Group
    Flew 26 missions on 'Mission Bell', was wounded on 26th mission. Purple Heart, 4 Air Medals

  • Nicholas Duncan

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 388th Bomb Group

  • Russell Hatchett

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 447th Bomb Group
    S/Sgt. Russell T. Hatchett “Tom” Ball Turret Gunner ...

  • William Henry

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | B 17 gunner waist, Ball, top/flight engineer | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 8

  • Robert Koehler

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 452nd Bomb Group
    Robert Koehler served in the US Army Air Corps from December 1943 until September 1945. He was trained to fly multi-engine aircraft and assigned to the 730 Squadron of the 452nd Bomb Group (H) based in Doupham Green, England from which he flew 35...

  • James McColgan

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 447th Bomb Group
    He was the third of 9 siblings: Joseph, Mary, August, Andrew, John, Patrick, Patricia, and Timothy. Jimmy went to Mount Saint Josephs School and City College of Baltimore, joining the Maryland National Guard as an ROTC member in the 1930’s. At the...

Aircraft

  • 42-30778 Old 66/Lady Margaret

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 28/7/43; Gore 6/8/43; Pendleton 12/8/43; Reno 14/8/43; Pierre 16/8/43; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 3/9/43; crashed on take off for France 13/8/44 with Leon Sutton, Co-pilot: Harlan Thompson, Navigator: George Healy, Bombardier:...

  • 42-97296

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 16/2/44; Rapid City 4/3/44; with Dexter Farnsworth force landed base 9/3/44; Dow Fd 28/4/44; Assigned 398BG Nuthampstead 3/4/44; no ops, transferred 711BS/447BG Rattlesden 30/4/44; non operation taxi accident with ground crew 18/4/45...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:43:06 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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