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30 October 1944

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Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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2. BREMEN

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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3. CUXHAVEN

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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4. ENSCHEDE

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

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5. HAMBURG

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

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6. HAMBURG/HARBURG

Description

OIL REFINERY

Aircraft type

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Notes

A mix of 293 P-47s and P-51s provide escort. Mix not given in available data.

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7. HAMBURG/RHENANIA

Description

OIL REFINERY

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8. HAMM

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

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9. HELIGOLAND ISLAND

Description

COVER MISSION

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10. HELIGOLAND ISLAND

Description

NAVAL INSTALLATIONS

Aircraft type

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Notes

This is and APHRODITE attack (388th BG).

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11. MERSEBURG/LEUNA

Description

OIL REFINERY

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Notes

Mission recalled due to weather

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12. MUNSTER

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft type

B-17 Flying Fortress

Notes

457th BG MISSION NO. 142: MUNSTER, GERMANY,30 OCTOBER 1944
Although the assigned primary target was the synthetic oil plant at Gelsenkirchen, solid undercastcaused the Group to bomb Munster for the second time in three days. The 457th comprised the 94th B Combat Wing, with Lt. Col. Francis as Air Commander.
The Group assembled and flew the Division Assembly line as briefed and in proper position. Somedifficulty was encountered in maintaining Division formation when the Group ran into very dense and persistent contrails west of the Dutch coast. However, the course to the IP was flown as briefed. Since ten-tenths clouds covered the primary target, the Group attacked the PFF secondary target. The turn was made at the IP, as briefed for PFF bombing, with squadrons in trail. Visibility was poor because of contrails. Meager and inaccurate flak had no effect on the bomb run. The lead squadron performed its own sighting and released its bombs fiom 28,000 feet. The high squadron also performed its own sighting. The PFF equipment malfunctioned halfway down the bomb run, but the operator had given a sufficient number of dropping angles to permit the bombardier to release bombs. The low squadron dropped on the smoke markers of the lead.

The route from the target was flown as briefed. All planes retumed safely to the base with two craft sustaining damage.

Units

  • 457th Bomb Group

    457th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 457th Bomb Group began combat operations during the Big Week of 20-25 February when American bombers carried out concentrated raids against German aircraft bases, factories and assembly plants. The air crews' targets on that first mission were...

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13. OSNABRUCK

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

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14. UETERSEN

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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15. WESERMUNDE

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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Service

People

  • Harold Adams

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

  • Glen Alexander

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Lead Crew Squadron Operations Officer AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster/ DFC

  • 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.

  • 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,

  • 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...

  • Charles Evans

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 458th Bomb Group
    The 50-page description of CPT Evans' military service is found at http://www.2ndair.org.uk/consumption/groups/public/documents/article/ncc175528.pdf (as listed in http://www.2ndair.org.uk/Second_Air_Division/Wartime_memories/index.htm).

  • Alan Finch

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 34th Bomb Group
    35 missions from June 1944 to Decmber 1944 DFC

  • 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. ...

  • 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...

  • Albert Helsley

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Preferred to fly the Ford built B-24's. Good friends with Lt. Robert Harrington who's room was across the hall and Lt. Robert Greenwood who took over Harrington's crew when he (Harrington) was shot down flying with a make up crew.

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Aircraft

  • 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;...

  • 42-30066 'Mugwump' aka 'Rum Boogie II'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 6/4/43; Gore 14/4/43; Kearney 16/4/43; Wendover 2/5/43; Hill 16/5/43; Kearney 22/5/43; Dow Fd 30/5/43; Assigned 413BS/96BG [MZ-X] Andrews Fd 2/6/43; RUM BOOGIE II; transferred 418BS/100BG [LD-U] Thorpe Abbotts 9/6/43; as war weary F...

  • 42-3438

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 23/6/43; Dow Fd 19/7/43; Assigned 337BS/96BG [AW-F] Snetterton 20/7/43; transferred 36BS for Radio Counter Measures, Sculthorpe 1944. Missing in Action Heligoland 30/10/44, with Lts with Gaither & W. Dunnuck. Intended for submarine...

  • 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. ...

  • 42-39993 '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. ...

  • 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.

  • 43-37917 Pauline

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered to Cheyenne 5/6/44; Kearney 18/6/44; Grenier 30/6/44; Assigned to the 545BS/384BG, squadron code JD-B, Grafton Underwood on 17/7/44; transferred with the group to Istres, France for passenger duties (Project Green); Salvaged 31/12/45. PAULINE...

  • 44-6509

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 28/8/44; Grenier 15/9/44; Assigned 748BS/457BG [H] Glatton 30/9/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 8/6/45; Sth Plains 13/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 25/11/45.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 February 2018 09:34:50 marshaferraro Changes to person associations
Sources

Personal list of 30 missions Lloyd C. Kenagy participated in with the 401st Bomb Group 613th Squadron between Aug 1, 1944 and April 11, 1945.

Date Contributor Update
29 April 2015 09:32:54 general ira snapsorter Changes to event
Sources

Mission details added courtesy of Diane Elizabeth Reese from 457th Bomb Group Mission Documents. http://www.457thbombgroup.org/

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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