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1 September 1944

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Mission details

1. FORET DE HUENAN (Primary)

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 0.00

2. GUSTAVSBURG (Primary)

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 0.00

3. HAGUENAN (Primary)

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 0.00

4. HALLACH (Opportunistic)

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 3 T

5. LUDWIGSHAFEN (Primary)

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Aircraft type

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Notes

Mission is recalled because of cloud cover over France. A mix of 508 P-38s and P-51s provide escort. 3rd Bomb Division was made up of 94th BG, 95th Bomb Group, 96th Bomb Group, 100th BG, 390th Bomb Group & 490th Bomb Group get credit for the mission.

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 0.00

6. MAINZ (Primary)

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

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Tonnage dropped 0.00

Service

People

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Harry Freivogel

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator. B24. 2nd Air Division, 448th Bomb Group, 714 Bomb Squadron, 29 complete missions | 446th Bomb Group
    After marriage in 1941, Harry enlisted for the draft, and in his own words " being patriotic or probably knowing the regular draft would get me sooner or later and I would be drafted into the regular Army, I decided I would enlist in the Army Air Corps...

  • Willard Lawrence

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 447th Bomb Group
    Willard Lawrence was born on Jul. 12, 1921 in Jamestown, North Dakota, USA. His career included thirty years active duty in the United States Air Force, serving in three wars (WWII, Korean War, and Vietnam War) as a pilot and later as a comptroller, he...

  • Otto Moreland

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Lower Ball Turret Gunner/Waist Gunner | 447th Bomb Group
    Mr. Moreland had been employed by the United States Postal Service office at Smithville as a rural letter carrier for many years until retiring in 1980. Prior to that, he had worked for Koch in North Kansas City, Mo.; Ford Aircraft, Claycomo, Mo.; and...

  • Harold Motz

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 447th Bomb Group
    Harold Motz served as a navigator with the 708th squadron, 447th Bomb Group, 3rd Air Division, 8th Air Force and was based at Rattlesden, England -- about 50 miles east of Cambridge. ...

  • Joseph Pfeiffer

    Military | Corporal (5th Grade) | Tail Gunner | 447th Bomb Group
    Joseph Pfeiffer served as a tail gunner with the 708th Bomb Squadron of the 447th Bomb Group, flying bombing missions out of Rattlesden, England.

  • Arthur Rogers

    Military | Tail Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Completed 34 missions, Crew Number 95

  • Earl Wassom

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Flew 35 missions from 1 August 1944 to April 1945. And Flew 8 gas hauls, all to France. Early believes that this might be the highest number of any pilot in the 8th Air Force. ...

  • Edwin Wells

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator | 447th Bomb Group
    Was a lifelong member of the Virgina Bar Association. He worked for State Farm Insurance for 41 years, retiring as regional vice-president in Frederick, Maryland in 1981. He was survived by his wife, two children, and four grandchildren.

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Aircraft

  • 43-37756 Milk Wagon

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 18/5/44; Kearney 27/5/44; Dow Fd 8/6/44; Assigned 708BS/447BG Rattlesden 9/6/44; completed 129 missions with no abort; Returned to the USA Bradley 9/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 13/7/45; Reconstruction Finance...

Revisions

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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