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8th Air Force 935

9 April 1945

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Description

"Heavy bombers of the 8th Air Force once more struck at the source of German air power when over 1,250 Fortresses and Liberators, protected by approximately 750 fighters, hammered ten airfields in the vicinity of Munich, besides attacking an oil depot and explosives stores in the same are. All the airfields are believed to be bases for jet-propelled fighters, which gave the heavies their sources of trouble during renewed aerial opposition over last weekend"

"Lancasters of the RAF, some of them carrying 11-ton Town-Busters, bombed U-boat pens at Hamburg and an oil storage depot in the same same city."

Mission details

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SCOUTING MISSION

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2. FRUSTENFELDBRUCK

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AIRFIELD

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3. INGOLSTADT

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MARSHALLING YARDS

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4. LANDSBURG

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AIRFIELD

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5. LANDSBURG EAST

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LANDING GROUND

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6. LECHFELD

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AIRFIELD

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7. LEIPHEIM

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AIRFIELD

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8. MEMINGEN

Description

AIRFIELD

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9. MUNICH/REIM

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AIRFIELD

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Number of aircraft Sent 38
Number of aircraft Effective 38
Number of aircraft Missing In Action 0
Number of aircraft Damaged Beyond Repair 0
Number of aircraft Damaged 8

10. NEUBURG

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AIRFIELD

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11. NEUBURG

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OIL DEPOT

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12. OBERPFAFFENHOFEN

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AIRFIELD

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13. SCHLEISSHEIM

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AIRFIELD

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14. WOLFRATSHAUSEN

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MUNITIONS PLANT

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Service

People

  • Donald Adams

    Military | Major | Fighter Pilot | 31st Fighter Group
    Assigned to 343FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. 2 x missions. Credited with 2 destroyed and 2 damaged (ground). ...

  • Elmer Anderson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • Clarence Bailey

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Member of Ford's Crew. Sgt Clarence Bailey flew 10 missions, from 04/04/1945, mission #241, to 04/20/1945, mission #254. He served as a Tail Gunner.

  • John Barnes

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 95th Bomb Group
    John Barnes was born January 31, 1922 in Philadelphia, PA, the son of Leonard and Gertrude Barnes of Emporium, PA . He received his undergraduate and Ph.D from Penn State University. He served in WWII as the navigator of the “Spirit of Martinez with...

  • Howard Berger

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

  • Jackie Bishop

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 466th Bomb Group

  • Frank Calicura

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

  • Robert Clark

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 401st Bomb Group
    On 28 March 1945, in 'Lady Luck,' we had just dropped the bombs over our target Berlin. Almost immediately we were hit in the right wing by anti-aircraft guns. They emptied our gas in the wing which stopped nos three and four engines. We dropped down...

  • Clarence Condit

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Togglier | 401st Bomb Group
    Member of 2nd Lt. J.J. Kamper's crew. Flew 7 missions between 28 March and 17 April 1945. Later Technical Sergeant, U.S. Air Force. Air Medal. "On 28 March 1945, in 'Lady Luck,' we had just dropped the bombs over our target Berlin. Almost immediately...

  • Varsall Cowley

    Military | Armorer Gunner | 487th Bomb Group

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Aircraft

  • 42-107062 Worry Bird/Miss Bea Haven

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 9/2/44; Rapid City 2/3/44; Dow Fd 3/4/44; Assigned 398BG Nuthampstead 25/4/44; no ops, transferred 562BS/388BG Knettishall 29/4/44 WORRY BIRD; Returned to the USA Bradley 8/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 29/11/45;...

  • 42-39993 Hells Angels Out Of Chute 13

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 26/10/43; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-C] Deenethorpe 1/1/44; 118m landing accident at base with Jim Nolan 7/5/45; sal 2 SAD Watton, Nfk 8/5/45. HELL’S ANGELS OUT OF CHUTE 13 aka GROSSLY INADEQUATE. ...

  • 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)...

  • 44-6569 Flying Vixen

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 8/9/44; Dow Fd 25/9/44; Assigned 548BS/385BG [GX-G] Gt Ashfield 10/11/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 26/6/45; Sth Plains 28/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 27/11/45.

  • 44-6838 "Spirit of Martinez" aka "Cal's Rascals"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Hunter 27/11/44; Grenier 16/12/44; Assigned 335BS/95BG [OE-E] Horham 1/1/45; battle damaged Chemnitz 6/2/45 with D.V. Tregoning, force landed B-53, Merville, Bel. then rep; 53m, Returned to the USA Bradley 21/6/45; Sth Plains 23/6/45;...

  • 44-8206

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas, via 5rd FG, 11/7/44; Langley 8/8/44; Dow Fd 12/9/44; Assigned 571BS/390BG [FC-P] Framlingham 22/9/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 2/7/45; Sth Plains 8/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 17...

  • 44-8549 Just Joyce

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 12/10/44; Hunter 5/11/44; Grenier 3/12/44; Assigned 562BS/388BG Knettishall 16/12/44; RetUS, Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 8/1/46. JUST JOYCE.

  • 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
18 September 2018 05:02:30 spiritofmartinez45 Changes to aircraft associations
Sources

https://95thbg.mmsw.eu/mission/314

Date Contributor Update
18 September 2018 05:02:05 spiritofmartinez45 Changes to person associations
Sources

https://95thbg.mmsw.eu/mission/314

Date Contributor Update
18 September 2018 05:01:34 spiritofmartinez45 Changes to event
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https://95thbg.mmsw.eu/mission/314

Date Contributor Update
17 September 2018 05:37:00 spiritofmartinez45 Changes to description
Sources

owner of original news paper article pertaining to this particular date

Date Contributor Update
13 July 2017 15:52:16 FrankM Changes to aircraft associations
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http://www.390thspace.com/missions2.php?crew=87&missiondate=450409

Date Contributor Update
01 July 2017 19:01:10 Virginiawise50 Changes to person associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Virginia Wise, eldest child of LesterAllen Wise, pilot of B-17 (44-6569), 8th Air Force, 585th Bomb Group, flew on this mission from Great Ashfield, England to Schleissheim, 9 Dec 1945, the last of his 31 missions

Date Contributor Update
13 November 2014 14:53:48 Emily Changes to media associations
Sources

Associated Media based on images associated with mission in Freeman, 'The Mighty Eighth War Diary'.

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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