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8th Air Force 945

13 April 1945

Official description

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Description

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Mission details

1. NEUMUNSTER

Description

FREELANCE MISSION

Aircraft type

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Notes

A mix of 97 P-47s and P-51s fly a freelance mission in support of the bombers. Mix not given in available data.

Mission Statistics

2. NEUMUNSTER

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft type

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Mission Statistics

Service

People

  • Floyd Aaron

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer - Top Turret Gunner | 398th Bomb Group
    Missing in Action (MIA) 13 April 1945 Neugmunster, Germany. Bombs from one of our planes in the formation exploded in mid-air after release and damaged this aircraft.

  • Robert Holliday

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Robert Holliday flew his first few missions as the co-pilot with Lt. Shambaugh. He then flew the majority of his missions (18 out of 30) in A/C 44-48431, OR-W, "Cheri II." His co-pilot was Edward Fagnani.

  • Elwood Rosenbauer

    Military | Second Lieutenant | 356FG, 361stFS and 1st Scouting Force | 356th Fighter Group

  • Ernest Treff

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 56th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 61FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited with 3 destroyed (ground) five damaged (ground) 120Hrs combat operations. End of War. ...

Aircraft

  • 43-39014 Hot Shot Charlie

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Hunter 6/11/44; Grenier 14/11/44; Assigned 401BS/91BG [LL-C] Bassingbourn 9/1/45; (flew two POW trips) ; 26m Returned to the USA Bradley 12/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 13/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA)...

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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