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486

21 July 1944

Official description

Not yet known

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 123.1 T

2.

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Aircraft type

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Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 206.3 T

3.

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Aircraft type

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Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 31.9 T

4.

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 49.5 T

5. BAD KREUZNACH (Opportunistic)

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 26.1 T

6. BAD MUNSTER(Opportunistic)

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 25.7 T

7. BULLAY BRIDGE (Opportunistic)

Description

BRIDGE

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 45 T

8. DUREN (Opportunistic)

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

3rd Bomb Division was made up of B-24s is 34th Bomb Group, 486th Bomb Group, 487th Bomb Group, 490th Bomb Group, 491st Bomb Group, 493rd Bomb Group.

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

Tonnage dropped 41 T

9. EBELSBACH (Opportunistic)

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 32.5 T

10. EBELSBACH (Primary)

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 159.7 T

11. INDENBODEN (Opportunistic)

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Aircraft type

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Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 23.4 T

12. LACHEN (Opportunistic)

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 30 T

13. LUDWIGSHAFEN (Opportunistic)

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 147 T

14. MUNICH (Opportunistic)

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

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, 491 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 254.5 T

15. NECKARGEMUND (Opportunistic)

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 9.5 T

16. NEUABUING (Primary)

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 82.5 T

17. OBERPFEFFENHOFEN (Primary)

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 139 T

18. RENGENSBURG/ OBERTRAUBLING (Primary)

Description

BALL BEARING PLANT

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

3rd Bomb Division was made up of B-17s 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.

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

Tonnage dropped 233.5 T

19. RENGENSBURG/PRUFENING (Primary)

Description

BALL BEARING PLANT

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 106 T

20. SAARBRUCKEN (Opportunistic)

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 224.7 T

21. SCHORNDORF (Opportunistic)

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 23 T

22. SCHWEINFURT (Primary)

Description

BALL BEARING PLANT

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

1st Bomb Division was made up of 91st Bomb Group, 92nd Bomb Group, 303rd Bomb Group, 305th Bomb Group, 306th Bomb Group, 351st Bomb Group, 379th Bomb Group, 381st Bomb Group, 384th Bomb Group, 398th Bomb Group, 401st Bomb Group, 457th Bomb Group.

Units

  • 1st Bomb Division

    1st Bomb Division

    Division
    The groups under the command of the 1st Bomb Wing came under the command of the 1st Bomb Division in August 1943. In December 1944, the Division was redesginated the 1st Air Division.

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 230.9T

23. SIMMERN (Opportunistic)

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 23.4 T

24. STUTTGART (Opportunistic)

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 97 T

25. WALLDRUN (Opportunistic)

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 30.5 T

26. WURZBURG (Opportunistic)

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 20 T

Service

People

  • John Anderson

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Joined squad 2 June 1944. Damaged by flak on 21 July 1944 (Oberpfaffenhofen) and landed in Switzerland. Plane was B-24 Mary Harriet #42110049. Interned Switzerland. Returned to base 15 February 1945. Returned to ZOI 15 March 1945.

  • Leslie Babin

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Damaged by flak on 21 July 1944 (Oberpfaffenhofen) and landed in Switzerland. Pilot: Anderson, J. Plane was B-24 Mary Harriet #42110049. Interned Switzerland.

  • Calvin Ballard

    Military | Captain | Bombardier | 446th Bomb Group
    Captain Calvin Ballard served as Nose Turret Gunner on board B-24 #42-100315 "Quivering Box" of 446th Bomb Group / 705th Bomb Squadron on the 21 July 1944 mission to Munich, Germany. The Liberator was hit by Flak on return from the mission and Calvin...

  • George Brand

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 401st Bomb Group
    2nd Lt George C Brand flew 34 missions with the 401st Bomb Group, from 6 July 1944, mission to 30 October 1944. Brand was French, but enlisted in the US Army Air Forces,

  • Virgil Brave

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 34th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 34th Bomb Group on 1 April 1944 in Blythe California. ...

  • William Brice

    Military | Major | Bombardier | 100th Bomb Group
    My father flew 29 missions with the James S. Seamans' Crew. The nickname for the crew was Seamans' Demons. He was lead bombadier on several if not most missions. He was a good man whom I loved very much. He told me stories of his missions and escapades...

  • John Clay

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 446th Bomb Group
    John Clay was Tail Gunner on B-24 #42-100315 "Quivering Box" of 446th Bomb Group / 705th Bomb Squadron on the 21 July 1944 mission to Munich, Germany. Wounded in the head, he died the same day in hospital and was buried in a military cemetery in Berg...

  • Richard Cole

    Military | Colonel | Squadron Commander | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 44 x missions. ...

  • Lee Conner

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 448th Bomb Group
    Lee's original aircraft was named "Do Bunny", after his soon to be wife, Doris Christianson (Frank Christianson's sister). However; upon arrival at Wales, the aircraft they named was given to another crew.

  • Morgan Cox

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

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Aircraft

  • 42-100315 Quivering Box

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24J "Quivering Box of 446th Bomb Group / 705th Bomb Squadron was hit by Flak on return from the 21 July 1944 mission to Munich, Germany. One engine caught fire imediately and another stopped. According to a statement in the Missing Air Crew Report ...

  • 42-110049 Mary Harriet

    B-24 Liberator
    Damaged by flak on 21 July 1944 (Oberpfaffenhofen) and crashed in Switzerland. Pilot: John Anderson.

  • 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. ...

  • 42-97206 Woolf Pack

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 6/2/44; Gr Island 25/2/44; Presque Is 10/3/44; Assigned 452BG Deopham Green 16/3/44; damaged in taxi collision with 42-107225 at Hardwick Afd 7/6/44; Missing in Action Frankfurt 25/9/44 with Gaston Efird, Co-pilot: Bruce Merickle,...

  • 42-110078 Shoo-Shoo Baby

    B-24 Liberator

Revisions

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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