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13 June 1944

Official description

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Description

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Mission details

1.

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Aircraft type

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Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 7 T

2. BEAUMONT-SUR-OISE (Primary)

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

German airfields are the targets.

Units

  • 398th Bomb Group

    398th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 398th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire on strategic bombing raids over Germany. The Group switched focus in the days before D-Day, when they targeted enemy positions on the Cherbourg peninsula. When the Allies...

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    Group
    The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 94 T

3. BEAUVAIS/NIVELLIERS (Primary)

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 124 T

4. DINARD/PLUERTUIT (Opportunistic)

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Bridges and transportation targets are bombed.

Units

  • 445th Bomb Group

    445th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 445th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Tibenham, Norfolk. The crews' first mission was bombing U-boat installations at Kiel on 13 December 1943. The Group continued to hit strategic targets in Germany, including the aircraft components factory...

  • 453rd Bomb Group

    453rd Bomb Group

    Group
    As well as strategic bombardment missions, the 453rd Bomb Group also ferried cargo on two occasions. They hauled petrol, blankets, and rations to France in September 1944 and dropped ammunition, food and medical supplies near Wesel during the airborne...

  • 458th Bomb Group

    458th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 458th Bomb Group (H) entered combat with the 8th Air Force in February 1944. Based at Horsham St. Faith in England, the combat crews participated in the decisive Campaigns 'Big Week', 'Big B', D-Day and the assault on Germany's oil industry waged...

  • 489th Bomb Group

    489th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 489th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators out of Halesworth, Suffolk, for several months from May 1944 until later in the year. The Group flew tactical missions in support of ground forces in northern France. It was in this tactical role that the crews...

  • 93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bomb Group

    Group
    93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 1-March-1942 at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. On 15-May-1942 the Group moved to Ft. Myers, Florida to continue advanced flight training and also to fly anti-submarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico; they...

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 26 T

5. MONTFORT-SUR-MEU BRIDGE (Primary)

Description

BRIDGE

Aircraft type

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Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 52 T

6. PLOERMEL (Opportunistic)

Description

BRIDGE

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 67 T

7. POCARO BRIDGE (Primary)

Description

BRIDGE

Aircraft type

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Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 27 T

8. VANNES BRIDGE (Primary)

Description

TRANSPORTATION TARGET

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 48 T

9. VICOMTE-SUR-RANCE (Primary)

Description

BRIDGE

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 58 T

Service

People

  • Arthur Aull

    Military | Captain | Pilot / Operations Officer | 446th Bomb Group

  • William Austin

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    While serving as a Waist Gunner on B-24D 41-24745 'Katy Bug' his aircraft sustained the failure of two engines and crashed into a tree while attempting an emergency landing at Little Stukeley. 4 crew members were killed. SSgt Austin was uninjured and...

  • Lloyd Smith

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot/co-pilot | 453rd Bomb Group

  • Aubrey Stanton

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Radio Operator/Ball Turret Gunner | 388th Bomb Group

Aircraft

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:43:06 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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