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26 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 2 T

2.

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Aircraft type

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Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 5.2 T

3. ALZEY (Opportunistic)

Description

FUEL STORES

Aircraft type

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Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 23.5 T

4. DEELEN (Secondary)

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

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Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 36 T

5. DULMEN (Primary)

Description

FUEL DUMP

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, 489th BG, 491 BG, 492nd BG.

Units

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 219.2 T

6. EHRANG (Secondary)

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft type

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Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 93.7 T

7. EINDHOVEN (Secondary)

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

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Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 106 T

8. 46446 Emmerich, Germany

Description

OIL REFINERY

Aircraft type

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Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 102.5 T

9. GELSENKIRCHEN/BUER (Primary)

Description

OIL REFINERY

Aircraft type

B-17 Flying Fortress

Notes

1st Bomb Division was made up of 91st Bomb Group, 92nd BG, 305th BG, 306th BG, 379th BG, 381st BG, 384th BG, 398th BG, 401st BG. 303rd BG, 351st Bomb Group & 457th Bomb Group stand down.
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More Oil Pressure: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) provided all three groups of the 41st "A" Combat Bombardment Wing on today's mission. Weather at the target was not ideal, but the lead and low groups were able to drop accurately. The high group was not able to bomb the primary, so continued on to locate targets of opportunity. However, weather and air traffic conflicts prevented them from attacking, so they went on to the coast in search of some enemy shipping that had been reported. Eventually, nothing was spotted and they brought their bombs home.

Units

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 158.8 T

10. GELSENKIRCHEN/NORDSTERN (Primary)

Description

OIL REFINERY

Aircraft type

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Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 94.2 T

11. KONS/KARTHAUS (Secondary)

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft type

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Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 24 T

12. LUDWIGSHAFEN (Primary)

Description

CHEMICAL WORKS

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Units

  • 446th Bomb Group

    446th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 446th Bomb Group, who came to be known as "the Bungay Buckaroos" after the name of their Suffolk base, flew B-24 Liberators on strategic, support and interdictory missions over Europe. The Group led the Eighth Air Force and 2nd Bomb Division on the...

  • 448th Bomb Group

    448th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 448th Bomb Group was a B-24 Liberator Group that flew out of Seething, Norfolk. The Group flew their first mission on the 22nd December 1943 and over the next eighteen months the air crews flew 262 missions over occupied Europe. These bombing...

  • 93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bomb Group

    Group
    93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 1-March-1942 at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. On 15-May-1942 the Group moved to Ft. Myers, Florida to continue advanced flight training and also to fly anti-submarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico; they...

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 105.5 T

13. SALZBERGEN (Primary)

Description

OIL REFINERY

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 216.5 T

Service

People

  • Harold Adams

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

  • James Carter

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • John Cockey

    Military | Major | Squadron Ops Officer - Squadron Commander - Command Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Commanding officer of 787th BS Killed in training mission in B-24 # 42-51331. Collision of 'Glad to See Ya' with the Archibald Williams crew over England

  • John Dougherty

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

  • Frank Elliott

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Squadron Commander - Command Pilot - Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Brigadier General Frank B. Elliott was born in Washington, D.C., in 1917. He graduated from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa., with a degree in chemical engineering in 1940. ...

  • Paul Evans

    Military | Colonel | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    DFC w 2 Oak Leaf Clusters

  • Kenneth Goodrich

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 448th Bomb Group
    DFCAM

  • 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.

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Aircraft

  • 42-107146 Mairzy Doats

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 6/3/44; Gr Island 12/3/44; Dow Fd 14/4/44; ...

  • 42-38013 "NEVADA AVENGER"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/11/43; New Castle 10/12/43; Presque Is 15/12/43; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-C] Grafton Underwood 21/1/44; sal battle damaged 27/4/44. NEVADA AVENGER. ...

  • 42-95248 The Falcon

    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
12 November 2016 10:14:20 thalerk Changes to event
Sources

http://www.384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/SortieReport.php?SortieKey...

Date Contributor Update
20 September 2016 02:41:23 466thHistorian Changes to person associations
Sources

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

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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