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25 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 T

2.

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 12.5 T

3.

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 14 T

4. ANKLAM (Primary)

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 181 T

5. GROSSENBRODE (Opportunistic)

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 27.5 T

6. LUBECK (Primary)

Description

AIRCRAFT FACTORIES

Aircraft type

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Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 196.5 T

7. NEUBRANDENBURG (Primary)

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 177.5 T

8. PAROW (Opportunistic)

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 42.5 T

9. PEENEMUDE (Primary)

Description

EXPERIMENTAL STATION

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,379th BG, 381st BG, 384th BG, 398th BG, 401st BG, 457th BG.

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 365.5 T

10. POLITZ (Primary)

Description

OIL REFINERY

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 384.5 T

11. RECHLIN (Primary)

Description

EXPERIMENTAL STATION

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 436.3 T

12. ROSTOCK (Primary)

Description

AIRCRAFT FACTORIES

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

The Allies liberate Paris, but there is still much fighting to come before all of France is liberated. 2nd Bomb Division was made up of 44th BG, 93rd BG, 389th BG, 445th BG, 446th BG, 453rd BG, 458th BG, 466th BG, 467th BG, 489th BG, 491 BG, 492nd BG. 34th Bomb Group & 493rd Bomb Group of 3rd Bomb Division stand down to convert to B-17s

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 311.5 T

13. SCHWERIN (Primary)

Description

AIRCRAFT FACTORIES

Aircraft type

B-24 Liberator

Notes

#3 Mission for Chester L. Sinclair
Bomb Load: 12 - 500 lb. bombs
Bomb Altitude: 22,000 Ft.
Time: 8:00
Remarks: Red flak at a distance - bandits in the air - rather had shaky knees.

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 256.2 T

14. WISMAR (Primary)

Description

AIRCRAFT FACTORIES

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 219.2 T

Service

People

  • John Blumenstock

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Retired from the USAF with the rank of Lt. Colonel

  • George Boozer

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 388th Bomb Group
    The person with this name and birth/death dates buring at Fort Bliss National Cemetery is listed as "Master Sergeant - US Army" on his headstone. Boozer is wearing Captain's bars in his photo. This birth and death date may well be for the wrong ...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • John Dougherty

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

  • Thomas Flemming

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Thomas F Flemming served as a pilot with the 323rd Bomb Squadron of the 91st Bomb Group. ...

  • 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.

  • Lee Frederick

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 22 x combat missions (11 as photographer)(11 as waist gunner). ETD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • John Gerrity

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    35 missions flown, 7 August 1944 through 4 March 1945 AM, 4 Oak Leaf Cluster/ ETO Ribbon, 6 Battle Stars

  • James Godwin

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 388th Bomb Group

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Aircraft

  • 42-102575 Panda Monium

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 16/3/44; Gr Island 1/4/44; Grenier 7/4/44; Assigned 731BS/452BG Deopham Green 10/4/44; battle damaged Rechlin 25/8/44 with ?; o/s runway, all OK; ...

  • 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;...

  • 42-37854 Round Trip

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 23/9/43; Harvard 9/10/43; Assigned 708BS/447BG Rattlesden 19/11/43; t/o accident with Gene Gibson 6/1/45. Salvaged; referred to in Engineering report as "camera and weather ship."

  • 42-38054 'Hamawa' aka 'Holy Matrimony'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/11/43; Presque Is 23/12/43; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-V] Horham 30/12/43; 412BS [QW-V]; 45m, Missing in Action Politz 25/8/44 with Everett Perry, Co-pilot: Jim Daniels, Bombardier: Guiseppe Merlo, Flight engineer/top turret gunner:...

  • 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. ...

  • 42-97105 Paper Doll

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Selfridge Fld 3/2/44; Dorval 4/3/44; Assigned RAF [HB-768]; transferred 561BS/388BG Knettishall 13/3/44; Missing in Action Parchim 7/4/45 with Lew Hickman, Arnold Wolf, Cawthorn Perdue, Albt Vawter, Herman Meyer (5 Prisoner of War); John...

  • 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.

  • 42-95021 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
02 May 2018 22:52:12 jsinclair Changes to event
Sources

John Sinclair from diary of Chester L. Sinclair

Date Contributor Update
20 September 2016 02:22:02 466thHistorian Changes to person associations
Sources

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

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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