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12 October 1944

Official description

Not yet known

Description

Black Week

Mission details

1.

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 3.00

2. Bremen, Germany

Description

AIRCRAFT FACTORIES

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

3rd Bomb Division was made up of 94th BG, 96th Bomb Group, 100th BG, 385th BG, 390th BG, 447th BG, 452nd BG, 486th BG, 487th BG, 490th BG, 493rd BG. 34th BG, 385th BG, 388th BG, 490th Bomb Group and 493rd Bomb Group stand down.

Units

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 625.00

3. DIEPOLZ (Opportunistic)

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 12.80

4. Osnabrück

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

2nd Bomb Division was made up of 44th BG, 93rd BG, 389th BG, 392nd BG, 445th BG, 446th BG, 453rd BG, 458th BG, 466th BG, 467th BG, 489th BG, 491st Bomb Group, 492nd BG. 448th Bomb Group stands down. The primary targets for this mission were Vechta, Achmer, Rheine & Varrelbusch, but weather prevents bombing. PATHFINDER (PFF) means were used to hit these secondary targets.

Units

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 692.60

Service

People

  • Robert Atkins

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Robert Atkins served as a tail gunner with the 733rd Bomb Squadron of the 453rd Bomb Group, flying missions out of Old Buckenham, England.

  • Quinton Bailey

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Quinton Bailey served as a pilot with the 466th Bomb Group. He was Killed in Action (KIA) when his aircraft, B-24 'Off Limits Again' #4294974, was hit by flak and crashed at Osnabruck on 12 October 1944. ...

  • Paul Baus

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 466th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed at Osnabruck in B-24 'Off Limits Again' 42-94974.

  • Donald Bergelin

    Military | 466th Bomb Group

  • John Blumenstock

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Retired from the USAF with the rank of Lt. Colonel

  • Robert Boyd

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • 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.

  • 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! ...

  • Harry Crouse

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • Luther Fairbanks

    Military | Colonel | Commander - 466th Bomb Group | 466th Bomb Group

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Aircraft

  • 42-94974 Off Limit's Again

    B-24 Liberator
    Hit by flak. Witnesses described the aircraft as "one solid mass of flame from the leading edge of the wing all the way to the tail." A wing came off and the plane nosed into a spin. Then the broke off at the rear bomb bay wall. Witnesses said the crew...

  • 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
24 September 2016 19:04:59 466thHistorian Changes to person associations and aircraft associations
Sources

"Attlbebridge Arsenal" - John Woolnough
page 132

Date Contributor Update
27 May 2015 16:38:17 jdossetter Changes to event
Sources

https://www.google.com/maps/place/52%C2%B016'06.6%22N+8%C2%B004'30.6%22E/@49.554089,6.229457,3z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x0?hl=en

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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