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18 August 1944

Official description

Not yet known

Description

We led the Wing to France to bomb a fuel dump. Made 3 runs on the target. We hit it on the third run. Major Harmon flew Pilot; 12000 feet altitude.

Mission details

1.

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 2.5 T

2.

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 36 T

3. BOURRAN (Primary)

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 94.5 T

4. EINDHOVEN (Opportunistic)

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 36 T

5. HUY (Primary)

Description

BRIDGE

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 102.5 T

6. LANEURVILLE (Primary)

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 86.8 T

7. LIEGE/BENOIT (Primary)

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 103 T

8. LIEGE/SERAING (Primary)

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 76 T

9. MAASTRICHT (Primary)

Description

BRIDGE

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 72 T

10. Metz, France

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

2nd Bomb Division was made up of 44th BG, 389th BG, 445th BG, 453rd BG, 458th BG, 466th BG, 467th BG, 491 BG, 492nd BG. 93rd BG, 446th BG, 489th 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 241.5 T

11. NAMUR (Primary)

Description

BRIDGE

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

1st Bomb Division was made up of 92nd BG, 305th BG, 379th BG, 384th BG, 351st BG, 401st BG, 457th BG. 91st Bomb Group, 303rd BG, 306th BG, 381st BG, 398th Bomb Group stand 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 109.5 T

12. NANCY/ESSEY (Primary)

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 196 T

13. PACY-SUR-ARMANCON (Primary)

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 98 T

14. ST DIZIER (Primary)

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

3rd Bomb Division was made up of B-17s is 94th BG, 95th Bomb Group, 96th Bomb Group, 100th BG, 385th BG, 388th BG, 390th BG, 447th BG, 452nd 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 215. 6 T

15. TONGRES (Opportunistic)

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 39 T

16. Vise, Belgium

Description

BRIDGE

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 73.3 T

17. Woippy, France

Description

Primary target: aircraft factory in Woippy, France

Aircraft type

B-24 Liberator

Notes

24 A/C of the 458th BG were assigned to this tactical bombing mission. The first squadron bombed visually with good results. The second squadron, owing to a collision between the lead and deputy lead at the Initial Point, bombed a target of opportunity (an airfield north of Metz) visually with fair results.

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 162.2 T
Number of aircraft Sent 24
Number of aircraft Effective 20
Number of aircraft Damaged 1

18. YVOIR (Primary)

Description

BRIDGE

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 105 T

Service

People

  • Warren Allen

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • Warren Callahan

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 447th Bomb Group
    Warran Callahan served as a co-pilot with the 708th Bomb Squadron of the 447th Bomb Group, flying bombing missions out of Rattlesden, England.

  • Heath Carriker

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Dec 23, 44 on mission to Blatchen, ger. flack disabled aileron and rudder control with resulting loss of altitude from 23,000 to 8,000 ft. With elevator controls and all engines we made it back to Base 1:30 late. This was a close call! ...

  • Morgan Cox

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • 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).

  • Oscar Flores

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Right Waist Gunner | 447th Bomb Group
    Oscar Flores served as a waist gunner with the 708th Bomb Squadron of the 447th Bomb Group, flying bombing missions out of Rattlesden, England.

  • Albert Helsley

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Preferred to fly the Ford built B-24's. Good friends with Lt. Robert Harrington who's room was across the hall and Lt. Robert Greenwood who took over Harrington's crew when he (Harrington) was shot down flying with a make up crew.

  • Roy Hurst

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • Darrell Latch

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Top Turret Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Born 13 Nov 1924 in Decatur, Macon County, Illinois; sent by draft board in March 1943 to army induction center for possible induction; entered service the same month; trained at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri; Franklin Technical Institue in Boston,...

  • Willard Lawrence

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 447th Bomb Group
    Willard Lawrence was born on Jul. 12, 1921 in Jamestown, North Dakota, USA. His career included thirty years active duty in the United States Air Force, serving in three wars (WWII, Korean War, and Vietnam War) as a pilot and later as a comptroller, he...

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Aircraft

  • 42-107220 Swanee Pride

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 27/3/44; Kearney 6/4/44; Dow Fd 14/4/44; Assigned 708BS/447BG Rattlesden 22/4/44; landing accident with Art Jacques 21/2/45; crash landed non-op flight 24/5/45; Salvaged. SWANEE PRIDE.

  • 42-95248 The Falcon

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-52510 Splash

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-50364 This Is It!

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-95067 Troublemaker

    B-24 Liberator
    This B-24 was stationed in Attlebridge and was named and flown by the Robert Harrington crew from June-August 1944. After Harrington was shot down in another aircraft, RC Greenwood piloted this B-24. It flew close to 100 missions in Europe.

  • 42-50791 Judy Sue

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-95021 San Antonio Rose

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-94952 Shack Rat

    B-24 Liberator
    Crash-landed and caught fire at Clastres, France, 22 Sep 44, while on loan to 458th BG for truckin' operations.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 January 2017 07:28:05 cmckeever Changes to description and person associations
Sources

Daughter - Carol Rollinger McKeever

Date Contributor Update
15 January 2017 20:17:01 timothymotz Changes to person associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Aircraft and personnel added by Timothy Motz from notes by Harold Motz

Date Contributor Update
28 July 2016 23:22:44 466thHistorian Changes to person associations and aircraft associations
Sources

466th BG Archives - 786th BS Combat Crew Mission Record charg

Date Contributor Update
19 January 2016 04:54:36 leoneranger Changes to event
Sources

http://www.458bg.com/crewevans
http://www.458bg.com/MissionPDFs/Aug44/458BG-116-18Aug44.pdf

Date Contributor Update
08 May 2015 14:25:55 Lucy May Changes to event
Sources

Changed location to Woippy, France.

Date Contributor Update
08 May 2015 14:25:14 Lucy May Changes to event
Sources

Changed location to Vise, Belgium.

Date Contributor Update
08 May 2015 14:24:22 Lucy May Changes to event
Sources

Changed location to Metz, France.

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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