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8th Air Force 959

18 April 1945

Official description

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Description

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Mission details

1. FREISING

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

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2. KOLLIN

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

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3. NEUBURG AN DER DONAU

Description

OIL DEPOT

Aircraft type

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Notes

Escort mission. 101 of 103 P-51s escort Ninth AF B-26s. They claim 1-0-2 aircraft.

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4. PASSAU

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft type

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Notes

A mix of 240 P-47s and P-51s provide escort. Mix not given in available data.
29 466th BG attacked this target from 18,500 feet.

Units

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 372.3
Number of aircraft Sent 196
Number of aircraft Effective 166
Number of aircraft Missing In Action 0
Number of people Killed In Action 0
Number of people Wounded in Action 0
Number of people Missing In Action 0

5. PASSAU

Description

RAIL JUNCTION

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6. PILSEN

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

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7. ROSENHEIM

Description

ELECTRICAL TRANSFORMERS

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8. STRAUBING

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft type

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9. TRAUNSTEIN

Description

ELECTRICAL TRANSFORMERS

Aircraft type

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10. TRAUNSTEIN

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

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Service

People

  • Elmer Anderson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • Billie Arnold

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 466th Bomb Group

  • Marvin Berg

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

  • John Bookout

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

  • Keith Bryant

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator/Gunner | 351st Bomb Group

  • Harold Dwyer

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 34th Bomb Group
    Harold Dwyer graduated from Hastings High School, Hastings, Nebraska in 1942. In August 1944 he received his wings and commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Air Corps at the Ft. Sumner Army Air Field in New Mexico. ...

  • Carl Falk

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    One of the last crews assigned to the 785th BG to see combat. Completed four combat missions before hostilities ended.

  • John Ferard

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 34th Bomb Group

  • Lester Hess

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group

  • Donald Klang

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Retired from the USAF as a Brigadier General http://www.af.mil/AboutUs/Biographies/Display/tabid/225/Article/108535/brigadier-general-donald-r-klang.aspx

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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;...

  • 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.

  • 44-8206

    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...

  • 44-8271 BUTCH

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 27 July 1944; Cheyenne 6 August 1944; Grenier 25 August 1944; Assigned 391BS/34BG Mendlesham 27 August 1944. Among other pilots, 1st Lt Harold E. Dwyer flew on it on 5 missions : on 31 March 1945; 4 April 1945; 14 April 1945; 18 April...

  • 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
13 July 2017 15:59:25 FrankM Changes to aircraft associations
Sources

http://www.390thspace.com/missions2.php?crew=87&missiondate=450418

Date Contributor Update
13 July 2017 15:58:52 FrankM Changes to event
Sources

http://www.390thspace.com/missions2.php?crew=87&missiondate=450418

Date Contributor Update
04 January 2015 04:59:43 466thHistorian Changes to person associations
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
04 January 2015 04:57:07 466thHistorian Changes to event
Sources

466th BG

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:43:14 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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