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3 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 3 T

2. BRUSSELS/VIVORDE (Primary)

Description

SUPPLY DUMP

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 143.5 T

3. COURCHELETTES (Primary)

Description

V-1 MISSILE SITES

Aircraft type

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Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 84 T

4. GHENT (Opportunistic)

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft type

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Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 24 T

5. GHENT/TERNEUZEN (Primary)

Description

SUPPLY DUMP

Aircraft type

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Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 32.4 T

6. Harnes, France

Description

V-1 MISSILE SITES

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 147 T

7. LILLE/MARQUETTE (Primary)

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 28.6 T

8. LILLE/SEQUEDIN (Primary)

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

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Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 28 T

9. PAS-DE-CALAIS (Primary)

Description

V-1 MISSILE SITES

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 62.6 T

10. PAS-DE-CALAIS (Primary)

Description

V-1 MISSILE SITES

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

303rd Bomb Group, 379th Bomb Group, 384th 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 336 T

11. PAS-DE-CALAIS (Primary)

Description

V-1 MISSILE SITES

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

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

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 351 T

Service

People

  • Harold Adams

    Military | Technical Sergeant | MOS 757 - Radio Operator / Mechanic / Gunner, AAF | 384th 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: ...

  • Morgan Cox

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • Lewis Funk

    Military | Master Sergeant | Photographic Chief | 34th Bomb Group
    Lew was born in Wattenberg, Colorado, on Jan 30, 1921, to John and Alta Funk. An Eagle Scout who served in the National Guard at Fort Logan, he attended photo school for the Army at Lowry Air Force base. He achieved the rank of Master Sergeant as the...

  • 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.

  • Eugene Hassing

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group

  • Martin Kilcoyne

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator Gunner | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
    He flew on Arthur Crapsey crew. Reported to group on 19 Nov 1943. Completed 32 missions from Oct 1943-Sept 1944. He was injured on his second mission to Osnabruck, 22 Dec. 1943. He returned to active duty in April 1944 as a spare crewmember. ...

  • Robert Mitchell

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner, Top Turret | 384th Bomb Group
    35 Missions Flown in B-17 DFC; 3 AM; 5 Battle Stars

  • Clyde Thompson

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Commanding Officer | 486th Bomb Group
    Member of Staff crew

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Aircraft

  • 42-102617 DEVIL'S BRAT

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 18/3/44; Kearney 5/4/44; Dow Fieldd 14/4/44; Assigned to the 544th Bombardment Squadron, 384th Bombardment Group, squadron code [SU-T] Grafton Underwood, Station 1056, UK on 7 May 1944; battle damaged Merkwiller, France on 3 August...

  • 42-32106 WORRY BIRD, VOAN

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 24/1/44; Gr Island 11/2/44; Presque Is 11/3/44; Assigned 711BS/447BG Rattlesden 13/3/44; transferred 545BS/384BG [JD-R] Grafton Underwood 24/3/44; 100+m Salvaged 31/10/45; sent with group for mapping duties at Istres, Fr.. SNUFFY.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 May 2015 09:20:26 jdossetter Changes to event
Sources

http://www.8thafhs.com/maps.php?lat=50.4469&lon=2.9171&target_name=HARNE...

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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