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8th Air Force 938

10 April 1945

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FREELANCE MISSION

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SCOUTING MISSION

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3. BRANDENBURG/BRIEST

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AIRFIELD

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4. BURG-BEI-MAGDEBURG

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AIRFIELD

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5. NEURUPPIN

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AIRFIELD

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6. ORANIENBURG

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AIRFIELD

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7. ORANIENBURG

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MUNITIONS DEPOT

Aircraft type

B-17 Flying Fortress

Notes

1,315 bombers and 905 fighters are despatched to attack airfields known or suspected to be used by jet aircraft; about 60 jets and a few conventional fighters attack the formations. The munitions depot is that of German Army HQ.

Units

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8. PARCHIM

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AIRFIELD

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9. RECHLIN

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AIRFIELD

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10. RECHLIN/LARS

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AIRFIELD

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11. STENDAL

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MARSHALLING YARDS

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12. WITTENBURG

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MARSHALLING YARDS

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13. ZERBST

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AIRFIELD

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Service

People

  • 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.

  • William Barnes

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 55th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 338FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. Killed whilst on occupation duty in Germany. Crashed whilst flying P-51D 44-63735, 1/2 mile South of Thalhofen. 6-Sept-45. Killed in Training Accident (KITA). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME, Army of Occupation, PH.

  • Marvin Berg

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator/bombardier | 491st Bomb Group

  • Joel Berly

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 360BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. On 3rd mission, an aborted mission to Stuttgart; Crashed Braydon Crag, Cheviot Hills on 16-Dec-44 returning to base due to failure of Gee and radio compass. Retired to Duty (RTD). Became lead radio operator and flew...

  • Frank Calicura

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

  • Leo Cassuto

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Assigned 365BS, 306BG, 8AF USAAF. ? x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Oranienburg in B-17 43-38803; mid air collision with B-17 43-38803, crashed Wilsnack, Germany 10-Apr-45 Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 13876. Awards: PH.

  • Gabriel Chapra

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator | 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...

  • Loren Close

    Military | Sergeant | Engineer / Top Turret Gunner | 401st 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', 'Grossly Inadequate'

    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. ...

  • 43-38470 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 ...

  • 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)...

  • 43-38803

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 23/9/44; Grenier 7/10/44; Assigned 368BS/306BG [BO-O] Thurleigh 17/10/44; transferred 305BG Chelveston 4/12/44; Missing in Action Oranienburg 10/4/45 with Jim Laubach, Boyce Scruggs, Theo Pappadopoulous, Roy Eriksson, Bill Horan,...

  • 44-6509

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 28/8/44; Grenier 15/9/44; Assigned 748BS/457BG [H] Glatton 30/9/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 8/6/45; Sth Plains 13/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 25/11/45.

  • 44-6593

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 16/9/44 Grenier 1/10/44; Assigned 365BS/305BG Chelveston 17/10/44; Missing in Action Oranienburg 10/4/45 with Leon Keene, Henry Vinum, Leo Cassuto, Ben Friedman, Alton Dodd, Leroy Elfert, Tom Wilding (7 Killed in Action); Lloyd...

  • 44-8210 Sweetheart of Seattle

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 11/7/44; Langley 8/8/44; Dow Fd 12/9/44; Assigned 332BS/94BG [XM-Z] Rougham 14/9/44; transferred 335BS/95BG [OE-J] Horham 11/44; with L.W. Jensen, Radio Operator: Paul Rupard, Waist gunner: - Olson [2wia] 24/2/45; 53m, RetUS,...

  • 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. ...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 September 2018 00:03:50 spiritofmartinez45 Changes to media associations
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17 September 2018 23:42:23 spiritofmartinez45 Changes to media associations
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24 August 2015 06:19:21 kraig@thedoerings.com Changes to person associations
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http://401bg.org/Main/History/Missions/Details.aspx?Number=246

Date Contributor Update
24 August 2015 06:15:38 kraig@thedoerings.com Changes to event
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http://401bg.org/Main/History/Missions/Details.aspx?Number=246

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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