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9 September 1944

Official description

Not yet known

Description

A burst of flak put a big hole in the nose throwing glass in Antonacci's eyes. Other hits were in the wing and tail. One went through the waist and exploded an oxygen bottle.

Mission details

1.

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 3 T

2.

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 40 T

3. BONN (Opportunistic)

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 30 T

4. DUSSELDORF (Primary)

Description

ARMAMENTS PLANT

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

3rd Bomb Division was made up of B-17s is 95th Bomb Group, 96th Bomb Group, 100th BG, 385th BG, 388th BG, 390th BG, 452nd BG, 486th BG, 490th BG, 493rd BG. 94th BG, 447th Bomb Group & 487th Bomb Group stand down.

Units

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 698.2 T

5. KOBLENZ (Opportunistic)

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 13 T

6. LEVERKUSEN (Opportunistic)

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 27.5 T

7. MAINZ (Primary)

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

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

Units

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 648.8 T

8. MANNHEIM (Primary)

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

1st Bomb Division was made up of 91st Bomb Group, 92nd BG, 303rd BG, 305th BG, 351 BG, 379th BG, 381st BG, 384th BG, 385th BG, 398th BG, 401st BG, 457th BG, 486th BG. 306th Bomb Group stands down.

Units

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 1149.2 T

9. WORMS (Opportunistic)

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 58.3 T

Service

People

  • Albert Ackerman

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 490th Bomb Group
    Albert Ackerman Jr was the son of a lifelong Nebraska farmer and is listed as working as a 'laborer' at West Branch, Pawnee in the 1940 census. ...

  • Harold Adams

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

  • George Boozer

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 388th Bomb Group
    The person with this name and birth/death dates buring at Fort Bliss National Cemetery is listed as "Master Sergeant - US Army" on his headstone. Boozer is wearing Captain's bars in his photo. This birth and death date may well be for the wrong ...

  • Albert Bricker

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Crashed at Ludwigshafen in B-17 43-38323. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 8597. Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), PH.

  • 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...

  • James Carter

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • Thomas Flemming

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Thomas F Flemming served as a pilot with the 323rd Bomb Squadron of the 91st Bomb Group. ...

  • Ernest Fuxa

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Joined Sqd 8/16/44. Killed in Action (KIA) 10/18/44 (Leverkusen). Pilot: E. Lehnhausen. Plane was 'Flak Magnet' #4250596

  • Niles Hartung

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • Clarence Hightshoe

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    See "Iowans of the Mighty Eighth", Chapter 22 "Biographies", by Charles D Taylor, for a detailed biography. ...

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Aircraft

  • 42-102601 Unknown

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 18/3/44; Hunter 18/4/44; Grenier 5/5/44; Assigned 546BS/384BG [BK-K] Grafton Underwood 24/5/44; sustained battle damaged Mannheim 9/9/44 with Joseph G. Hartness, Co-pilot: Herbert H. Schaaf, Navigator: Clarence C. Hightshoe,...

  • 42-107062 Worry Bird/Miss Bea Haven

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 9/2/44; Rapid City 2/3/44; Dow Fd 3/4/44; Assigned 398BG Nuthampstead 25/4/44; no ops, transferred 562BS/388BG Knettishall 29/4/44 WORRY BIRD; Returned to the USA Bradley 8/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 29/11/45;...

  • 42-31484 MAIRSY DOATS

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 11/11/43; Kearney 10/12/43; Presque Is 14/12/43; Assigned 545BS/384BG [JD-F] Grafton Underwood 20/1/44; 546BS [BK-F]; battle damaged Gerolstein 27/12/44, crash landed Manston; 9KIA; Salvaged 28/12/44. MAIRSY DOATS.

  • 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. ...

  • 42-97105 Paper Doll

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Selfridge Fld 3/2/44; Dorval 4/3/44; Assigned RAF [HB-768]; transferred 561BS/388BG Knettishall 13/3/44; Missing in Action Parchim 7/4/45 with Lew Hickman, Arnold Wolf, Cawthorn Perdue, Albt Vawter, Herman Meyer (5 Prisoner of War); John...

  • 42-97760

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 16/2/44; 1SAG Langley 12/3/44; Dow Fd 29/5/44; Assigned 562BS/388BG Knettishall 31/5/44; Salvaged 9AF Germany 11/1/46.

  • 42-95202 Same Ole Crap

    B-24 Liberator

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 January 2017 07:44:48 cmckeever Changes to description and person associations
Sources

Daughter - Carol Rollinger McKeever

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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