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25 June 1944

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Mission details

1. AUXERRE (Primary)

Description

BRIDGE

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Units

  • 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    Group
    Constituted as 306th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Mar 1942. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Aug-Sep 1942, and assigned to Eighth AF Eighth Air Force in September 1942 Station 111 Thurleigh. During combat,...

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 52 T

2. BRETIGNY (Primary)

Description

AIRFIELD

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 82 T

3. BUC (Primary)

Description

AIRFIELD

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 33 T

4. CLAMENCY (Primary)

Description

TRANSPORTATION TARGET

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 65 T

5. ETAMPES/MONDESIR (Opportunistic)

Description

AIRFIELD

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Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 30.6 T

6. FOLOUS (Primary)

Description

TRANSPORTATION TARGET

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 36 T

7. NANTEUIL (Primary)

Description

TRANSPORTATION TARGET

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 63 T

8. NOGENT (Primary)

Description

TRANSPORTATION TARGET

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 34.2 T

9. ORLY (Opportunistic)

Description

AIRFIELD

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 40.1 T

10. ORLY (Opportunistic)

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 6 T

11. ROMILLY-SUR-SEINE (Opportunistic)

Description

TRANSPORTATION TARGET

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Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 27.9 T

12. SENS (Primary)

Description

BRIDGE

Aircraft type

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Notes

3rd Bomb Division was made up of B-17 is 94th Bomb Group, 95th Bomb Group, 96th Bomb Group, 100th Bomb Group, 385th Bomb Group, 388th Bomb Group, 390th Bomb Group, 447th Bomb Group, 452nd Bomb Group, 486th Bomb Group, 487th Bomb Group

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 77 T

13. SOIGNY (Primary)

Description

BRIDGE

Aircraft type

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Notes

In the USSR, B-17s and P-51s are flown, at daybreak, from dispersal bases to Poltave and Mirgorod and loaded and fueled with the intention of bombing the oil refinery at Drohobycz, Poland and then to proceed to USAAF bases in Italy. However, bad weather cancels the mission until tomorrow. All aircraft return to the dispersal bases for the night as a precaution against air attacks.

Units

  • 3rd Bomb Division

    3rd Bomb Division

    Division
    The 3rd Bomb Division was Constituted in August 1943. In December 1944, the Division was redesginated the 3rd Air Division.

Mission Statistics

14. Vélizy, Villacoublay Air Base, France

Description

AIR DEPOT

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

2nd Bomb Division was made up of 44th Bomb Group, 93rd Bomb Group, 389th Bomb Group, 392nd Bomb Group, 445th Bomb Group, 446th Bomb Group, 448th Bomb Group, 453rd Bomb Group, 458th Bomb Group, 466th Bomb Group, 467th Bomb Group, 489th Bomb Group, 491st Bomb Group, 492nd Bomb Group.

Units

  • 2nd Bomb Division

    2nd Bomb Division

    Division
    The groups under the command of the 2nd Bomb Wing came under the command of the 2nd Bomb Division in August 1943. In December 1944, the Division was redesginated the 2nd Air Division.

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 168.9 T

Service

People

  • Earl Belleville

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Show down by flak and crashed near Britaigny in B-24 'Crippled Bitch' #41-29371

  • Gilbert Borba

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 100th Bomb Group
    Sgt Gilbert A. Borba, only survivor, all other crew were Killed in Action (KIA) 08-08-1944 Shot down by flak and crashed near St Sylvain, France in B-17 "Varga Venus" #4337865

  • Elijah Cockrill

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and crashed near Britaigny in B-24 'Crippled Bitch 41-29371. Killed in Action (KIA)

  • David Fitzgibbons

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 466th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) shot down by flak and crashed near Britaigny on 6/25/44 in B-24 'Crippled Bitch' #41-29371 POW

  • Kenneth Langenmayr

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by flak and crashed near Britaigny in B-24 'Crippled Bitch' #4129371

  • Francis Leblanc

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 466th Bomb Group

  • Elmer Romigh

    Military | Colonel | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Pilot - one of the original cadre of pilots for the 466th BG Also served in Korea and Vietnam

  • Woodrow Schmidt

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) shot down by flak and crashed near Britaigny on 6/25/44 in B-24 'Crippled Bitch' #4129371 POW

  • Richard Sullivan

    Military | Captain | Navigator | 466th Bomb Group

  • Andrew Tolmachoff

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
    Andrew Tolmachoff was the youngest of eleven children born to Russian immigrant parents. After graduating from high school he had aspirations to be a major league baseball pitcher but the bombing of Pearl Harbor ended that dream. After enlisting...

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Aircraft

  • 42-38013 "NEVADA AVENGER"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/11/43; New Castle 10/12/43; Presque Is 15/12/43; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-C] Grafton Underwood 21/1/44; sal battle damaged 27/4/44. NEVADA AVENGER. ...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 April 2015 11:54:16 Emily Changes to event
Sources

369th Bomb Group Combat Diary, courtesy of Wayn Tolmachoff

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:43:07 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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