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1 August 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 131.5 T

2.

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Aircraft type

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Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 27.7 T

3.

Description

V-1 MISSILE SITES

Aircraft type

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Notes

Weather causes multiple aborts. 8 sites are targeted, but only 3 actually get attacked. 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

4. CHALON-SUR-SAONE / HAUTE-SAVOIE / SAVOIE / W OF GENEVA

Description

SUPPLY DROP TO FRENCH FORCES

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

OPERATION BUICK - 2,281 containers of supplies are dropped to French Resistance forces. Bomb Division was made up of B-17s is 94th Bomb Group, 95th Bomb Group, 96th Bomb Group, 385th Bomb Group, 388th Bomb Group, 390th Bomb Group, 447th Bomb Group, 452nd Bomb Group. 100th Bomb Group stands down.

85 Pilots flew this low level mission

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 2,281 CONTAINERS

5. CHARTRES (Opportunistic)

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

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Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 18 T

6. CHARTRES (Primary)

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

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Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 126.6 T

7. Chartres, France

Description

BRIDGE

Aircraft type

B-17 Flying Fortress

Notes

Tactical Support Mission: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) provided all three groups of the 41st "A" Combat Bombardment Wing on today's mission. The target was an important link in the enemy supply line into the invasion area. The weather cooperated with sufficient visibility to bomb visually, although an air traffic conflict forced the high group to pull out and make a 360° turn before starting their bomb run.

Units

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 72 T

8. Châteaudun, France

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 258.8 T

9. COULOMMIERS (Opportunistic)

Description

BRIDGE

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 40T

10. ETAMPES/MONDESIR (Opportunistic)

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

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Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 30 T

11. MELUN (Opportunistic)

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 133.5 T

12. MELUN(Primary)

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

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Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 147.5 T

13. MONTEREAU (Opportunistic)

Description

BRIDGE

Aircraft type

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Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 96 T

14. NANTEUIL (Opportunistic)

Description

BRIDGE

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 48 T

15. Nogent

Description

BRIDGE

Aircraft type

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Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 152 T

16. ORELANS/BRICY (Opportunistic)

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 87 T

17. ORLEANS/BRICY (Primary)

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

1st Bomb Division was made up of 91st Bomb Group, 92nd 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. 303rd Bomb Group stands down.

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 280 T

18. ROUEN (Primary)

Description

TRANSPORTATION TARGET

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Weather causes more than 100 bombers to abort. 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 160.70

19. TOURS France

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

390th Bomb Group, 486th Bomb Group, 487th 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 169.5 T

20. VILLEROCHE (Opportunistic)

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 36 T

Service

People

  • Clark Benington

    Military | B-17 Pilot | 96th Bomb Group

  • George Bridgeman

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    35 missions from 1 August 1944 to 6 January 1945. 1944: ...

  • Robert Collins

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Navigator; Statistics | 490th Bomb Group
    AWARDS: ...

  • 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.

  • William Gaylor

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier - 1035 | 490th Bomb Group
    Member of Willis crew; Remained an Air Force officer until 1972, retired as Lt. Colonel; Was an Electronics Engineer for the Air Force; Did the same job as a civilian after retiring. Died February 1986.

  • Herman Greenfeld

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | 93rd Bomb Group
    Herman was involved in a mission directed at the Airdrome at Melun, France on 1 August 1944. His bomber was damaged heavily but managed to return to England and was ditched in the Thames River. Herman was severely injured and died at a civilian...

  • Robert Harrington

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Bob Harrington piloted the B-24 "Troublemaker" (#42-95067), stationed at Attlebridge in the summer of 1944. After nine missions with Troublemaker, on August 15, 1944 he was called up to fly an unfamiliar aircraft, Ramblin' Wreck (#4128932), with a...

  • Eugene Hassing

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group

  • Robert Kaufman

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 457th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 750BS, 457BG, 8AF USAAF. Survived ditching in B-17G 42-38063 'GI Virgin'.

  • Bernard Kellenyi

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    After enlisting in the Army Air Force and earning his degree in Architecture from Catholic University he was accepted at Flight School. Flight training was completed at bases in Florida, Ohio and Arkansas. He received orders to pilot a B-17 across...

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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;...

  • 44-6135

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 10/5/44; Kearney 23/5/44; Dow Fd 30/5/44; Assigned 545BS/384BG [JD-J] Grafton Underwood 10/6/44; 547BS [SO-H], 546BS [BK-B]; battle damaged Cologne 10/1/45 with ?; force landed continent; Salvaged 22/1/45.

  • 42-110078 Shoo-Shoo Baby

    B-24 Liberator

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 February 2018 08:34:13 marshaferraro Changes to person associations
Sources

Personal list of 30 missions Lloyd C. Kenagy participated in with the 401st Bomb Group 613th Squadron between Aug 1, 1944 and April 11, 1945.

Date Contributor Update
12 November 2016 08:37:09 thalerk Changes to event
Sources

http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/SortieReport.php?SortieKey=5346

Date Contributor Update
16 August 2015 19:51:14 CKellenyi Changes to event
Sources

Family Documents

Date Contributor Update
29 May 2015 09:16:26 jdossetter Changes to event
Sources

http://www.8thafhs.com/maps.php?lat=47.4334&lon=0.726128&target_name=TOU...

Date Contributor Update
29 May 2015 09:15:02 jdossetter Changes to event
Sources

http://www.8thafhs.com/maps.php?lat=48.444&lon=1.496&target_name=CHARTRE...

Date Contributor Update
29 May 2015 09:14:03 jdossetter Changes to event
Sources

http://www.8thafhs.com/maps.php?lat=48.0559&lon=1.3781&target_name=CHATE...

Date Contributor Update
29 May 2015 09:12:51 jdossetter Changes to event
Sources

http://www.8thafhs.com/missions.php

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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