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8th Air Force 930

6 April 1945

Official description

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Description

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Mission details

1. EISENLEBEN

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Aircraft type

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2. GERA

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Aircraft type

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3. HALLE

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft type

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4. HALLE

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft type

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Notes

A mix of 201 P-47s and P-51s provide escort. Mix not given in available data.

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5. LEIPZIG

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

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Notes

3 B-24s fly CARPETBAGGER missions.

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Service

People

  • Howard Berger

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator / Mickey operator, B-17 | 452nd Bomb Group

  • Marlyn Bonacker

    Military | Chief Master Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Marlyn was the sole survivor of a mid-air collision on his first mission on 6 April 1945. He went down over Leisnig after a mission to Leipzig, Germany. He became a Prisoner of War (POW) escapee. ...

  • John Bookout

    Military | Captain | pilot | 96th Bomb Group
    Assigned Jan 1945

  • Melvin Loes

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
    Melvin "Moon" Loes volunteered for service in 1943 and joined his crew in Tampa in 1944. He arrived into England on 23 November 1944. On his second mission, his crew lost 2 of 4 engines and made an emergency landing in France. Moon completed 27...

  • Jack Maschhoff

    Military | Ball Turret Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 87

  • John Meyer

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

  • Charles Moore

    Military | Bombardier / Togglier | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 87

  • Anthony Pereira

    Military | Radio Operator | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 87

  • Joseph Scott

    Military | Navigator | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 87

  • Walter Seifried

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator, waist gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    Assigned Jan 1945

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Aircraft

  • 42-107204 "Stand By" "Goin' My Way"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 20/3/44; Kearney 2/4/44; Grenier 21/4/44; Assigned 412BS/95BG [QW-B] Horham 22/4/44 STAND BY; 335BS [OE-B]; with W.C. Shaw force landed Thorpe Abbotts afb 16/12/44; 87m, battle damaged Leipzig 6/4/45 with Bob Davis, Co-pilot: Larry...

  • 42-31932 Purdy Baby/Miss Cue/Sister Kate/Rick-O-Shay IV

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 27/1/44; Gr Island 1/2/44; Grenier 23/2/44; Assigned 571BS/390BG [FC-H] Framlingham 23/2/44 RICK-O-SHAY IV then PURDY BABY; taxi accident on base with Harry Robison 16/3/45; 101m, Returned to the USA 121 BU Bradley 6/7/45; 4168 Base...

  • 43-38470 Raincheck

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 7/8/44; Lincoln 15/8/44; Grenier 2/9/44; Assigned 571BS/390BG [FC-K] Framlingham 5/9/44; transferred 570BS [DI-H]; Returned to the USA Bradley 3/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 6/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation ...

  • 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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