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1 May 1944

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Description

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Mission details

1. BRUSSELS (Primary)

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 39 T HE

2. BRUSSELS (Primary)

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

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

Units

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 254 T HE

3. LEIGE (Primary)

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 157 T HE

4. METZ (Primary)

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 124.5 T HE

5. RHEIMS (Primary)

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 168 T HE

6. SAARGUEMINES (Primary)

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

3rd Bomb Division was made up of 95th Bomb Group, 96th Bomb Group,100th Bomb Group, 388th Bomb Group, 390th Bomb Group, 452nd Bomb Group.

Units

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 192 T HE

7. TROYES (Primary)

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Marshalling yards in France and Belgium are attacked in preparation for D-Day. 1st Bomb Division was made up of 91st Bomb Group, 92nd Bomb Group, 305th Bomb Group, 306th Bomb Group, 351st Bomb Group, 379th Bomb Group, 381st Bomb Group, 384th Bomb Group.

Units

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 158 T HE

Service

People

  • Steve Andrychuk

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Top turret gunner/ flight engineer | 452nd Bomb Group

  • Edgar Burton

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 446th Bomb Group
    Flew 25 missions, ending just before D-Day. Flew on D Day just to see it. According to him, he never saw a German fighter but did see lots of flak.

  • Enrico Carpini

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    My dad, Enrico 'Rick' Carpini was from Linden, NJ and served as a radio gunner on a B-17G with the 305th Bomb Group/365th Bomb Squadron. He flew 30 missions from 1/4/44-5/22/44. The pilot was John F. Schleifer from Buffalo, NY. ...

  • Vito Champa

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Engineer-Top Turret Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down 1 May 1944 in B-17 #4231152. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Frank Deuerling

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Flew on 'Priority Girl' 42-97305 on June 18, 1944.

  • Eugene Dingledine

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down by Flak over Luxemburg and crashed near Ath Belgium 1 May 1944 in B-17 #4231152. Managed to evade before being captured. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Nicholas Duncan

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 388th Bomb Group

  • John Glass

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down 1 May 1944 in B-17 #4231152. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Glen Hartzell

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | general maintenance, spare bomber gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

  • Michael Hoover

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Flew 30 missions, many on 'The Lemon' DFC/ Air Medal w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster/ American Campaign Medal/ WW II Victory Medal/ Armed Forces Reserve Medal/ 2 Battle Stars

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Aircraft

  • 42-107017

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 27/1/44; Kearney 1/2/44; Presque Is 5/3/44; Assigned 560BS/388BG Knettishall 6/3/44; Missing in Action Liege 25/5/44 with Bill Warren, Bombardier: Jerome Fontaine (2 Killed in Action); Navigator: Gene McClellan, Flight engineer/top...

  • 42-31152

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 25/9/43; Gr Island 8/10/43; Nashville 12/10/43; Assigned 339BS/96BG [QJ-E] Snetterton 14/10/43; Missing in Action on mission to METZ, France, 1/5/44, with Eugene W. Dingledine; Co-pilot: George R. Smith; Navigator: James K....

  • 42-37949 SUNRISE SERENADE

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 23/10/43; Walla Walla 9/11/43; Assigned 730BS/452BG [6K-Q] Deopham Green 4 January 1944 - Missing in Action - Mission to marshalling yards in Metz, France (primary target); shot down over Brussels after bombing the secondary target,...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 December 2015 01:54:11 466thHistorian Changes to person associations
Sources

Attlebridge Diaries - John Woolnough

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:43:06 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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