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14 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 11.4 T

2.

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 2.6 T

3.

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Aircraft type

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Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 38 T

4. ANGOULEME (Primary)

Description

RAIL JUNCTION

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 109.5 T

5. ANIZY (Primary)

Description

BRIDGE

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 180.6 T

6. CHIEVRES (Opportunistic)

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

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Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 21.5 T

7. DIJON/LONGVIC (Primary)

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 211.8 T

8. DOLE/EVAUX (Primary)

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 152.1 T

9. FISMES (Primary)

Description

BRIDGE

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 129 T

10. FLORENNES (Opportunistic)

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 60 T

11. HAGENAU (Secondary)

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

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

Units

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 227 T

12. KAISERSLAUTERN (Opportunistic)

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 115 T

13. LIART (Opportunistic)

Description

RAIL JUNCTION

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 48 T

14. LUDWIGSHAFEN (Primary)

Description

AIRCRAFT FACTORY

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

3rd Bomb Division was made up of B-17s is 94th BG, 96th Bomb Group, 100th BG, 385th BG, 388th BG, 390th BG, 447th BG, 452nd BG. 95th Bomb Group stands down.

Units

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 307.8 T

15. LYON/BRON (Primary)

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

A mix of 92 P-47s and P-51s provide escort. Mix not given in available data. The airfields targeted are all in the vicinity of where the 7th Army will conduct OPERATION DRAGOON (Invasion of Southern France) tomorrow 15 Aug 1944. 2nd Bomb Division was made up of 44th BG, 389th BG, 445th BG, 446th BG, 453rd BG, 458th BG, 466th BG, 467th BG, 489th BG, 491 BG, 492nd BG. 489th Bomb Group & 491st Bomb Group is 95CBW is disbanded on this date and the Groups go to other wings.

Units

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 274.8 T

16. MANNHEIM (Primary)

Description

AIRCRAFT FACTORY

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 268 T

17. MANNHEIM/SANDHOFEN (Primary)

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 187.3 T

18. METZ/FRASCATY (Primary)

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 162.7 T

19. SAINTES (Primary)

Description

RAIL JUNCTION

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

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

Units

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 114 T

20. SINDELFINGEN (Primary)

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 30 T

21. STUTTGART/ECHTERDINGEN (Primary)

Description

AIRFIELD
Target: Echterdingen Airdrome

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Airfield Bombed: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) provided all three groups of the 41st "A" Combat Bombardment Wing on today's mission. Continuing to apply pressure on the Luftwaffe's defense capability, the 384th added its bombs to those of other combat wings. All three groups (lead, high, low) hit their assigned aim points with satisfactory accuracy, bringing victory closer.

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 182 T

22. TRIER (Opportunistic)

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 25 T

Service

People

  • John Archer

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by fighters and crashed at Zui Dveen in B-24 True Love #4129449

  • Thomas Barton

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    newly assigned May 1944

  • Richard Baynes

    Military | Colonel | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    35 missions. 6 gas hauling missions flying gas to Patton's army. Author of Replacement Crew in library. Air Medal w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster/ DFC

  • Gerald Behrens

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot/Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • Rolland Bushner

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 25th Bomb Group
    Missions: 1944 - Aug 9 Saarbrucken; 12 Mourmelon sur Marne; 14 Dole/Tauaux/ 16 Madgeburg; 24 Hanover; 26 Dulmen; 30 Mainz; Sep 9 Mainz; 10 Ulm; 11 Madgeburg; Oct 5 Lippstadt; 7 Madgeburg; 9 Koblenz; 22 Hamm; 26 Bottrop; 30 Hamburg; Nov 5 Karlsruhe; 10...

  • Elliott Calisch

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 466th Bomb Group
    See his pilot's bio (Rolland H. Bushner) for a list of his combat missions

  • John Dougherty

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Flew the "Dirty Gertie" and completed 32 missions.

  • Lester Gaulin

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed at Strausburg on 8/14/44 in B-17 #4297852 POW

  • Robert Harken

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • James Hollowell

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 34th Bomb Group
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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;...

  • 42-110160 Chris' Crate

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-50581 Silent Yokum

    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.

  • 42-51134 Liberty Belle

    B-24 Liberator

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 February 2018 08:23:54 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 10:01:56 thalerk Changes to event
Sources

http://www.384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/One384thMission.php?Missio...

Date Contributor Update
10 October 2015 02:00:25 466thHistorian Changes to person associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Attlebridge Diaries

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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