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6 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 12 T

2.

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Aircraft type

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Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 17 T

3.

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Aircraft type

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Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 20 T

4. BERLIN (Primary)

Description

AIRCRAFT FACTORY

Aircraft type

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Notes

3rd Bomb Division was made up of B-17s is 94th BG, 96th Bomb Group, 100th BG, 385th BG, 388th BG, 452nd BG, 487th BG. 44TBomb Group stands down. 487th Bomb Group had transitioned from B-24s to B-17s.

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 106.3 T

5. BERLIN (Primary)

Description

DIESEL FACTORY

Aircraft type

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Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 197.8 T

6. BRANDENBURG (Primary)

Description

AIRCRAFT FACTORY

Aircraft type

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Notes

1st Bomb Division was made up of 91st Bomb Group, 92nd BG, 303rd BG, 305th BG, 306th BG, 351st BG, 379th BG, 381st BG, 398th BG, 401st BG, 457th BG. 384th 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 302.2 T

7. BRANDENBURG (Primary)

Description

MUNITIONS PLANT

Aircraft type

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Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 159.8 T

8. GDYNIA/RAHMEL (Primary)

Description

AIRCRAFT FACTORY

Aircraft type

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Notes

An OPERATION FRANTIC mission where aircraft proceed to bases in the USSR after bombing the target

Units

  • 390th Bomb Group

    390th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 390th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Framlingham, Suffolk, between July 1943 and the end of the war in Europe. The Group was engaged in strategic missions until the invasion of Europe when its role became more of a tactical one. This...

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 105 T

9. GENSHAGEN (Primary)

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Aircraft type

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Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 402.3 T

10. HAMBURG/DEUTCH (Primary)

Description

OIL REFINERY

Aircraft type

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Notes

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Mission Statistics

11. HAMBURG/EBAND (Primary)

Description

OIL REFINERY

Aircraft type

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Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 88.5 T

12. HAMBURG/RHENANIA (Primary)

Description

OIL REFINERY

Aircraft type

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Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 171.8 T

13. HAMBURG/RHENANIA-OSSAG (Primary)

Description

OIL REFINERY

Aircraft type

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Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 88.5 T

14. HAMBURG/SCHLIEMAN (Primary)

Description

OIL REFINERY

Aircraft type

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Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 90.5 T

15. HAMBURG/SCHULAU (Primary)

Description

OIL REFINERY

Aircraft type

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Notes

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

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 203.4 T

16. HEMMINGSTEDT/HEIDE (Secondary)

Description

OIL REFINERY

Aircraft type

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Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 63.5 T

17. KIEL (Primary)

Description

HARBOUR INSTALLATION

Aircraft type

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Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 170 T

18. NORDHOLZ (Secondary)

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

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Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 10 T

19. PAS-DE-CALAIS

Description

V-1 MISSILE SITES

Aircraft type

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Notes

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

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 58 T

20. STENDAL (Secondary)

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 30 T

Service

People

  • Glen Alexander

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Lead Crew Squadron Operations Officer AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster/ DFC

  • 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.

  • Morgan Cox

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • Blackwell Dunnam

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 467th Bomb Group
    attached to database form DFC/ AM w/ 5 Oak Leaf Cluster/ ETO w/ 4 battle stars Transferred 467th BG

  • Charles Evans

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 458th Bomb Group
    The 50-page description of CPT Evans' military service is found at http://www.2ndair.org.uk/consumption/groups/public/documents/article/ncc175528.pdf (as listed in http://www.2ndair.org.uk/Second_Air_Division/Wartime_memories/index.htm).

  • Paul Fox

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Crew Chief
    Assigned to 334FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Crew chief. Flew on all four 8AF 'Frantic' operations to Russia.

  • Alex Garen

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    On 6th August Mission 124 was to an aircraft engine plant at Genshagen, Germany. Colonel Brown was the Wing Leader with Captain F.P. Ball and Col. W.T. Seawell as the Box leaders. Bombing results were excellent, there was no enemy air opposition but...

  • Percy Gaudin

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed at Hamburg on 8/6/44 in B-24 42-95561.

  • 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.

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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;...

  • 42-30778 Old 66/Lady Margaret

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 28/7/43; Gore 6/8/43; Pendleton 12/8/43; Reno 14/8/43; Pierre 16/8/43; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 3/9/43; crashed on take off for France 13/8/44 with Leon Sutton, Co-pilot: Harlan Thompson, Navigator: George Healy, Bombardier:...

  • 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. ...

  • 42-95561 Stormy Weather

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-97760

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 16/2/44; 1SAG Langley 12/3/44; Dow Fd 29/5/44; Assigned 562BS/388BG Knettishall 31/5/44; Salvaged 9AF Germany 11/1/46.

  • 42-50364 This Is It!

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-106472 'The Flying Scot II' 'Vicious Virgie JG'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned 486FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of Lt Murdoch R Cunningham. Taken on by Lt Carlton L Fuhrman. Written off after landing accident at Bodney, pilot Lt Glenn Wensch. 12-Sep-44.

  • 44-40113 Gamblin' Lady

    B-24 Liberator

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 February 2018 08:26:56 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
22 January 2015 03:57:28 466thHistorian Changes to person associations and aircraft associations
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
13 November 2014 14:06:34 Emily Changes to media associations
Sources

Associated Media based on images associated with missions in Freeman, The Mighty Eighth War Diary.

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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