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4 November 1944

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Mission details

1.

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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2. BOTTROP/WELHUN

Description

OIL REFINERY

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3. GELSENKIRCHEN/NORDSTERN

Description

OIL REFINERY

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4. HAMBURG/HARBURG

Description

OIL REFINERY

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5. HAMBURG/RHENANIA

Description

OIL REFINERY

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6. HAMM

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

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7. HANNOVER/MISBURG

Description

OIL REFINERY

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Notes

A mix of 371 P-47 and P-51s provide escort. Mix not given in available data.

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8. NEUNKIRCHEN

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

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9. NEUNKIRCHEN

Description

OIL REFINERY

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Notes

The 9th AF provides 76 of 77 P-47s and 50 P-51s as escort for this mission. No losses, no claims.

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10. NORDHOLZ

Description

AIRCRAFT FACTORIES

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11. SAARBRUCKEN

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

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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.

  • 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! ...

  • James Carter

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • Chester Cox

    Military | Colonel | Group Commanding Officer | 388th Bomb Group
    Retired from the USAF with the rank of Brigadier General

  • Fred Eisert

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 458th Bomb Group
    1Lt Fred J. Eisert and his crew arrived at Horsham St. Faith on September 11, 1944, just as the group was coming off of combat operations for a month in order to ferry gasoline to Patton’s army in France. The crew flew their first mission on October 5...

  • Alan Finch

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

  • 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

  • Bernard Kellenyi

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    After enlisting in the Army Air Force and earning his degree in Architecture from Catholic University he was accepted at Flight School. Flight training was completed at bases in Florida, Ohio and Arkansas. He received orders to pilot a B-17 across...

  • Fred Knapp

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Completed a 30 mission tour, 27 of which were with the 466th BG

  • Harold Krumsiek

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 452nd Bomb Group
    Harold Krumsiek Jr. was born on April 10th 1924 in Worcester, MA. His parents were Harold and Bernice. ...

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Aircraft

  • 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. ...

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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