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583

27 August 1944

Official description

Not yet known

Description

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Mission details

1.

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 10 T

2. HUSUM Airfield NW Germany on Danish Border (Opportunistic)

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

B-17 Flying Fortress

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.

  • 447th Bomb Group

    447th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 447th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses on strategic bombardment missions out of Rattlesden, Suffolk. With their first mission coming on Christmas Eve, December 24, 1943, their main focus was hitting sites that would weaken enemy forces...

  • 708th Bomb Squadron

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 11.5 T
Number of aircraft Missing In Action 1 Known - B-17 Due Back 42-102632
Number of people Killed In Action 9 KIA Confirmed

3. FLENSBURG (Opportunistic)

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 2.5 T

Service

People

  • Edward Bennett

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 447th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed into North Sea in B-17 Due Back #42102632

  • George Brand

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 401st Bomb Group
    2nd Lt George C Brand flew 34 missions with the 401st Bomb Group, from 6 July 1944, mission to 30 October 1944. Brand was French, but enlisted in the US Army Air Forces,

  • James Carter

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • Robert Collins

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Navigator; Statistics | 490th Bomb Group
    AWARDS: ...

  • Lester Nichoson

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator | 466th Bomb Group

  • Arthur Rogers

    Military | Tail Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 95

  • Nathan Stark

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 447th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed into North Sea in B-17 Due Back #42102632

  • John Willis

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 452nd Bomb Group
    Flew total of 37 combat missions. 1st mission was to N. France on 20 April, '44 and last was Ludwigshaven on 21 September, '44.

Aircraft

  • 42-102632 Due Back

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 19/3/44; Hunter 1/4/44; Dow Fd 18/4/44; Assigned 708BS/447BG [CQ-B] Rattlesden 22/4/44; Missing in Action Ausum A/Fd, Ger 27/8/44 with Hugh Bowers, Co-pilot: Jim Doster, Navigator: George Pasvanis, Bombardier: Leonard Moore, Flight...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 February 2015 00:00:52 noelark Changes to event
Sources

MACR 8458

Date Contributor Update
26 February 2015 23:55:34 noelark Changes to person associations
Sources

Family and MACR 8458

Date Contributor Update
26 February 2015 23:53:49 noelark Changes to event
Sources

Correction of airfield from Ausum (wrong in MACR) to Husum Airfield - which lies Southwest of Sylt on German-danish Border on the North Sea.

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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