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22 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 18.6 T

2. KASSEL/HENSCHEL (Primary)

Description

MOTOR VEHICLE FACTORY

Aircraft type

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Notes

1st Bomb Division was made up of 91st Bomb Group, 92nd BG, 305th BG, 306th BG, 351st BG, 381st BG, 385th BG,389th BG, 401st BG, 457th BG, 486th BG. 91st Bomb Group 303rd BG, 379th BG, 384th BG, 457th Bomb Group stand down. 3rd Bomb Division was made up of 34th BG, 94th BG, 385th BG, 447th BG, 486th BG, 487th BG, 490th BG, 493rd BG,

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.

  • 3rd Bomb Division

    3rd Bomb Division

    Division
    The 3rd Bomb Division was Constituted in August 1943. In December 1944, the Division was redesginated the 3rd Air Division.

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 1659.5 T

3. WETZLAR (Opportunistic)

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 29.5 T

Service

People

  • George Brand

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 401st Bomb Group
    2nd Lt George C Brand flew 34 missions with the 401st Bomb Group, from 6 July 1944, mission to 30 October 1944. Brand was French, but enlisted in the US Army Air Forces,

  • Lee Conner

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 448th Bomb Group
    Lee's original aircraft was named "Do Bunny", after his soon to be wife, Doris Christianson (Frank Christianson's sister). However; upon arrival at Wales, the aircraft they named was given to another crew.

  • 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...

  • Robert Harris

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 385th Bomb Group
    completed 33 missions on B-17 'Sugar Jo' Air Medal w 4/Oak Leaf Cluster

  • George Hubbard

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 487th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed near Wiesbaden on 22 Sep 1944 in B-17G #43-38260 'Fime Sientz' . Missing Air Crew Report #10210

  • Max Huffman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Armorer Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group

  • Richard Lewis

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 493rd Bomb Group
    Richard Lewis was a Pilot in the 493rd Bomb Group/862nd Bomb Squadron. He and his original crew were assigned B-24 Serial #42-50650 at Dow Field, Bangor, Maine on 19 May 1944. They flew it to England and probably were on board it for their first...

  • Frank Perez

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    From 4 April 1944 to 7 October 1944, he flew 32 missions as a Ball Turret Gunner. On 6 June 1944, D-Day he and his crew flew to Caen, in order to bomb a nearby airfield. However, cloud cover prevented Perez's and 5 other aircraft from dropping their...

  • Philip Rodgers

    Military | Lieutenant | Lead Bombardier | 493rd Bomb Group
    First mission was on D-Day. Tour was successfully completed. Crew accepted a policy not to use the Lord's name in vain and credited it with their good luck.

  • James Theys

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot/Pilot | 351st Bomb Group

Aircraft

  • 42-39993 'Hells Angels Out Of Chute 13', 'Grossly Inadequate'

    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. ...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:43:08 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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