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3 September 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 3 T

2. LUDWIGSHAFEN/OPAU (Primary)

Description

OIL REFINERY

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

5 B-17s also drop leaflets. 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. 351st Bomb Group stands down
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Chemical Works Attacked: Thirty-six aircraft of the 384th BG flew as the 41st CBW "C" Wing and all aircraft attacked the primary target, a chemical works at Ludwigshaven, Germany. All aircraft, in combat wing formation released their bombs at 250-foot intervals on the Wing PFF aircraft.

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 969 T

Service

People

  • Harold Adams

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

  • Eugene Hassing

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group

  • Carl Liles

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Co-Pilot | 482nd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 3 September 1944 in AC #42-38119. Crashed off Channel Islands Missing Air Crew Report #8609. Hit by Flak over Guernsey Island, #2 engine flames, Lost altitude, #2 engine fell, #3 prop feathered. Ditched with no explosion. No...

Aircraft

  • 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. ...

  • 42-39993 Hells Angels Out Of Chute 13

    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. ...

  • 43-37917 Pauline

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered to Cheyenne 5/6/44; Kearney 18/6/44; Grenier 30/6/44; Assigned to the 545BS/384BG, squadron code JD-B, Grafton Underwood on 17/7/44; transferred with the group to Istres, France for passenger duties (Project Green); Salvaged 31/12/45. PAULINE...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 November 2016 10:20:23 thalerk Changes to event
Sources

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

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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