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30 August 1944

Official description

Not yet known

Description

End of Operation Overlord.

Mission details

1. PAS-DE-CALAIS

Description

V-1 MISSILE SITES

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

8 V-Weapon sites are the targets.
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"NOBALL" Target Attacked: The 384th Bomb Group (H) dispatched 37 aircraft to form the lead group of the 41st "A" CBW. The primary target, "NOBALL" installations (V-1 launch sites), was attacked by all aircraft, except as noted.

Units

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated on 3-Feb-1942 at Pendleton Field, Oregon. They assembled at Gowen Field, Idaho on 11-February 1942 where it conducted flight training until 12-Jun-1942. The Group then moved to Alamogordo Field, New...

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 379th Bomb Group (H) (heavy), based at Kimbolton, flew more sorties than any other Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other Group. The B-17 Flying Fortress Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit...

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 384th Bomb Group flew B-17s from Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, between May 1943 and June 1945. They were engaged in daylight bombing missions over Germany as part of the Allies' efforts to destroy the effectiveness of the Luftwaffe by...

  • 389th Bomb Group

    389th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 389th Bomb Group, known in more familiar terms as "the Sky Scorpions", flew strategic bombing missions in B-24 Liberators from Hethel, England. They also sent detachments to join bases in North Africa at Benghazi No. 10, Libya, between 3 July 1943...

  • 392nd Bomb Group

    392nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 392nd Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators out of Wendling, Norfolk from August 1943 until April 1945. They were the first Group to be given B-24H Liberators, the first B-24 model that was fitted with a nose turret on the production line, an adaptation...

  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 401st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, from November 1943 to June 1945. Starting their missions at that time meant the focus was very much on the coming invasion attempt of France planned for the following...

  • 445th Bomb Group

    445th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 445th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Tibenham, Norfolk. The crews' first mission was bombing U-boat installations at Kiel on 13 December 1943. The Group continued to hit strategic targets in Germany, including the aircraft components factory...

  • 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    Group
    The 44th Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 15-January-1942 at McDill Field, Florida and equipped with B-24Cs. The Group moved to Barksdale Field, Louisiana and acted as a training unit for the 90th 93rd and 98th Bomb Groups and flew anti...

  • 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...

  • 492nd Bomb Group

    492nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 492nd Bomb Group, after flying similar missions to other heavy bomb groups until the late summer of 1944, took up 'Carpetbagger' missions, transporting agents, supplies and propaganda leaflets to southern France. The Group was taking on the role of...

  • 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 556.7 T

Service

People

  • Glen Alexander

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Lead Crew Squadron Operations Officer AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster/ DFC

  • Robert Boyd

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th 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...

  • 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

  • William Garrett

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • 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

  • Robert Harken

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • 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

  • 42-102565 The Ugly Duckling

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 15/3/44; Kearney 31/3/44; Dow Fd 8/4/44; Assigned 601BS/398BG [3O-M/H] Nuthampstead 27/4/44. ...

  • 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. ...

  • 42-97521 THE SAINT

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered to Cheyenne 9 December 1943; Kearney, Nebraska 31 December 1943; Presque Isle 27 January 1944; Assigned to the 545th Bomb Squadron/384th Bomb Group [JD-H] as a PFF aircraft, station 106, Grafton Underwood on 10 February 1944; 1m with ? ,...

  • 42-50364 This Is It!

    B-24 Liberator

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 November 2016 10:17:18 thalerk Changes to event
Sources

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

Date Contributor Update
20 September 2016 03:06:15 466thHistorian Changes to aircraft associations
Sources

466th BG Archives

Date Contributor Update
20 September 2016 03:05:10 466thHistorian Changes to person associations
Sources

466th BG Archives - Combat Crew Mission Record chart 786th BS
"Attlebridge Diaries" - John Woolnough - page 115

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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