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24 August 1944

Official description

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Description

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Mission details

1.

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

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Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 16.9 T

2.

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Aircraft type

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 14 T

3.

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Aircraft type

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Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 32.8 T

4.

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Aircraft type

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Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 5 T

5. BRUNSWICK/QUERUM (Primary)

Description

AIRCRAFT FACTORIES

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Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 280.5 T

6. BRUNSWICK/WAGGUM (Primary)

Description

AIRCRAFT FACTORIES

Aircraft type

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Notes

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

Units

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 313.7 T

7. BRÜX (PRIMARY)

Description

OIL REFINERY

Aircraft type

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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

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 310.9 T

8. FREITAL (Primary)

Description

OIL REFINERY

Aircraft type

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Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 161.5 T

9. GOSLAR (Opportunistic)

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

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Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 92 T

10. HANNOVER/LANGENHAGEN (Primary)

Description

AIRCRAFT FACTORIES

Aircraft type

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Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 211.2 T

11. HEMMINGSTEDT (Opportunistic)

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

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Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 9 T

12. KIEL/WALTHER (Primary)

Description

OIL REFINERY

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. This is the Last mission for 3rd Bomb Division B-24s. The groups will be re-outfitted with B-17s. And return to missions on 17-Sep-44.

Units

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 124 T

13. KOLLEDA (Primary)

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

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Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 75 T

14. LEIPZIG (Opportunistic)

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

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Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 25 T

15. MERSEBURG (Primary)

Description

OIL REFINERY

Aircraft type

B-17 Flying Fortress

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, 384th BG, 398th BG, 401st BG, 457th BG.
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The 384th Bombardment Group (H) provided all three groups of the 41st "C" Combat Bombardment Wing on today's mission. The 8th AF continued to decimate the enemy's fuel supply by attacking this giant chemical complex. The "C" wing was to follow the "A" and "B" wings, but over the North Sea, they caught up and passed both, leading them from the enemy coast, for the rest of the mission. This was apparently due to the wings making different adjustments for cloud layers, and perhaps navigation errors. Although the 384th was prepared for a target obscured by clouds and smoke screen, there was sufficient visibility for visual bombing.

Units

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 436.8 T

16. MISBURG (Primary)

Description

OIL REFINERY

Aircraft type

B-24 Liberator

Notes

466th BG has 23 aircraft drop 48.25 tons of GP bombs (a/c loaded with 20x250 lbs. GP) on target. The 466th suffered no losses, though one aircraft lost two engines over target and another lost one. Two a/c were involved in a ground collision landing accident on return to Attlebridge. There were no injuries in this incident though both a/c were salvaged.

Units

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 218 T

17. NORDHAUSEN (Opportunistic)

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

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Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 27.5 T

18. RUHLAND (Primary)

Description

OIL REFINERY

Aircraft type

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Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 293.4 T

19. STADE (Opportunistic)

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

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Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 5 T

20. VORDEN (Opportunistic)

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 27.5 T

21. WEIMAR (Primary)

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Aircraft type

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Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 303.1 T

Service

People

  • Harold Adams

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

  • Neldon Bishop

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 303rd Bomb Group
    Neldon Bishop was Ball Turret Gunner on board B-17 # 42-97291 of 303rd Bomb Group / 359th Bomb Squadron. Lost on the 24 August 1944 mission to the Leuna refinery in Merseburg, Germany. Prisoner Of War (POW). Missing Air Crew Report - MACR 8212.

  • 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...

  • Donald Byers

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner/Togglier | 401st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by fighters and crashed at Dreilingen in B-17 #4297344'Carrie B II' Air Medal and Purple Heart

  • James Carter

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • Peter Cimino Jr

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Tail Gunner Peter S. Cimino Jr was on board of B-17 Serial 42-31771 when it was shot down by enemy aircraft on 24 August 1944. Exploded and crashed near Lindenthal, NW of Leipzig, Germany. Missing Air Crew Report 8213. ...

  • Morgan Cox

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • Rocco DeFilippis

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 303rd Bomb Group
    Rocco DeFilippis was Bombardier on board B-17 42-97291 of 303rd Bomb Group / 359th Bomb Squadron. Lost on the 24 August 1944 mission to the Leuna refinery in Merseburg, Germany. Killed In Action (KIA). Missing Air Crew Report - MACR 8212.

  • George Demott

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator / Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Radio Operator/Gunner George M. Demott was on board of B-17 Serial 42-31771 when it was shot down by enemy aircraft on 24 August 1944. Exploded and crashed near Lindenthal, NW of Leipzig, Germany. Missing Air Crew Report 8213. ...

  • Eldridge Duck

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Eldridge C Duck was taken as a Prisoner of War (POW) on 24 August 1944. H was shot down by fighters and crashed at Leipzig in B-17 #4338146. He died, aged 90, in his home state of Florida, on 5 September 2014.

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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;...

  • 42-31771 Available - Exciteable

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 12/12/43; Gr Island 23/12/43; Grenier 16/1/44; Assigned 407BS/92BG [PY-R] Podington 28/1/44; Missing in Action - ...

  • 42-52574 Out of Season - Don't Shoot

    B-24 Liberator
    One of the original compliment of aircraft for the 466th BG. She was used for the fuel "Truckin'" mission of September 1944 and retired from combat.

  • 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
12 November 2016 10:11:23 thalerk Changes to event
Sources

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

Date Contributor Update
20 September 2016 02:33:43 466thHistorian Changes to aircraft associations
Sources

466th Archives - 785th BS Combat Crew Mission Record chart

Date Contributor Update
20 September 2016 02:31:06 466thHistorian Changes to event
Sources

"Attlebridge Diaries" - John Woolnough
page 112

Date Contributor Update
11 December 2014 10:18:04 Emily Changes to event
Sources

Moved Brux pin from middle of the sea to Brux (Most) Czech Republic

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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