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611

8 September 1944

Official description

Not yet known

Description

We snafued on the bomb run and missed all the flak.

Mission details

1.

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 48.2 T

2. GUSTAVSBURG (Primary)

Description

AIRCRAFT FACTORY

Aircraft type

Not yet known

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, 452nd BG, 486th BG, 487th BG, 490th BG, 493rd BG. First mission of 493rd Bomb Group with B-17s.

Units

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 543.2 T

3. KARLSRUHE (Primary)

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

2nd Bomb Division was made up of 44th BG, 93rd BG, 392nd BG, 389th BG, 445th BG, 446th BG, 448th BG, 453rd BG, 458th BG, 466th BG, 467th BG, 489th BG, 491 BG, 492nd BG.

Units

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 664.7 T

4. KASSEL (Primary)

Description

OIL DEPOT

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 380.8T

5. LUDWIGSHAFEN (Secondary)

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 3 T

6. LUDWIGSHAFEN/OPAU (Primary)

Description

OIL REFINERY

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

The first V-2 rocket fired in combat explodes in a Paris suburb. A second on hit a London suburb a few hours later. 1st Bomb Division was made up of 91st Bomb Group, 92nd BG, 303rd BG, 305th BG, 306th BG, 351 BG, 379th BG, 381st BG, 384th BG, 398th BG, 401st BG, 457th BG, 385th Bomb Group & 486th Bomb Group stand down.

Units

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 1008 T

Service

People

  • Harold Adams

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

  • Gerald Behrens

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot/Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • Donald Bergelin

    Military | 466th Bomb Group

  • Robert Boyd

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • Heath Carriker

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Dec 23, 44 on mission to Blatchen, ger. flack disabled aileron and rudder control with resulting loss of altitude from 23,000 to 8,000 ft. With elevator controls and all engines we made it back to Base 1:30 late. This was a close call! ...

  • James Carter

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • John Garison

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Lead Crew Pilot

  • John Grodeon

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer | 466th Bomb Group

  • Roy Guy

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed at Wiggingen on 9/8/44 in B-24 Silent Yokum #4250581 POW

  • Harold Hardy

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner ; Flight Engineer | 466th Bomb Group
    30 missions, never wounded DFC/ AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster, Good Conduct, Army USAAF/European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign w/4 Oak Leaf Cluster, American Campaign Medal, Victory World War II Medal

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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. ...

  • 42-50581 Silent Yokum

    B-24 Liberator

  • 43-37971

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 14/6/44; Kearney 21/6/44; Grenier 12/7/44; Assigned 545BS/384BG [JD-T] Grafton Underwood 17/7/44; to Istres, France but en route crash landed with Bob Sheahan on Guernsey, Channel Is, 11/6/45; Salvaged 12/6/45.

  • 44-6007 Lucky

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 2/4/44; Hunter 17/4/44; Dow Fd 30/4/44; Assigned 571BS/390BG [FC-M] Framlingham 4/5/44; suffered severe battle damaged 8/9/44 over Mainz with Edgar Moody, with two engines out landed in France, repaired and returned to base; landing...

  • 42-52518 Nobody's Baby

    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
26 January 2017 07:38:46 cmckeever Changes to description and person associations
Sources

Daughter - Carol Rollinger McKeever

Date Contributor Update
23 September 2016 23:31:54 466thHistorian Changes to person associations and aircraft associations
Sources

"Attlebridge Aresenal" - John Woolnough
page 118

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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