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5 November 1944

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Mission details

1.

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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2. FRANKFURT

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft type

B-17 Flying Fortress

Notes

A mix of 206 P-47s and P-51s provided escort. Mix not given in available data.

457th BG MISSION NO. 144: FRANKFURT, GERMANY, 5 NOVEMBER 1944
The disruption of Germany's transportation system was the focus of attack for the mission. The Group comprised the 94th A Combat Wing with Major Syptak as Air Commander, and Lt. Charles E. Barrier as pilot.
The Group assumed its proper position in the Division assembly and began its route to Germany. Because of winds being diflerent from those briefed, the formation was three minutes late in reaching the IP. Ten-tenths clouds existed in the target area and the bomb run was made by means of PFF equipment"
The 45Tth bombed in Group formation. All three squadrons released their bombs on the smoke markers from the lead airmaft with fair to good results. The lead squadron dropped from 26,000 feet.

Flak was moderate but accurate with eleven aircraft being damaged.

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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3. HANAU

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft type

Not yet known

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4. KAISERSLAUTERN

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft type

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5. KARLSRUHE

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

A mix of 228 P-47s and P-51s provide escort. Mix not given in available data.

Units

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 81.40
Number of aircraft Effective 25
Number of aircraft Missing In Action 2
Number of aircraft Damaged Beyond Repair 1
Number of aircraft Damaged 13
Number of people Killed In Action 3
Number of people Wounded in Action 6

6. LANDAU

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

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7. LUDWIGSHAVEN

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

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8. LUDWIGSHAVEN

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

A mix of 192 P-47s and P-51s provide escort. Mix not given in available data.

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Service

People

  • George Asprocolas

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 95th Bomb Group

  • 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.

  • Jackie Bishop

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 466th Bomb Group

  • John Bohan

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 466th Bomb Group

  • Harold Brogan

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Gunner | 466th Bomb Group

  • 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 Campbell

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer | 466th Bomb Group

  • Anthony Carras

    Military | Captain | Co-Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Co-Pilot of the Harry C. Merritt Crew - Crew 671 ...

  • Lewis Carter

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Counter Measures/Right Waist Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Zwickau on 19 Mar 45 in B-17 'Daisey Mae' #4338368

  • Louis Diamond

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 466th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA). B-24 AC #42-51231. Crashed returning from first combat mission. Seven of the crew were severely injured and three were Killed in Action (KIA).

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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;...

  • 42-39993 '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. ...

  • 42-51273

    B-24 Liberator

  • 43-38264

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 14/7/44; Hunter 22/7/44; Dow Fd 3/8/44; Assigned 863BS/493BG [G6- ] Debach 4/8/44; detailed Magdeburg 12/9/44, 493rd BG mission 55, with the George M Durgin crew (who normally flew in ULPY 43-38241 which was not mission ready);...

  • 44-8146

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 20/6/44; Langley 6/7/44; Dow Fd 7/9/44; Assigned 562BS/388BG Knettishall 9/9/44; Salvaged 9AF Germany 28/2/46; RetUS, 613 BU Phillips 29/4/46.

  • 44-8210 Sweetheart of Seattle

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 11/7/44; Langley 8/8/44; Dow Fd 12/9/44; Assigned 332BS/94BG [XM-Z] Rougham 14/9/44; transferred 335BS/95BG [OE-J] Horham 11/44; with L.W. Jensen, Radio Operator: Paul Rupard, Waist gunner: - Olson [2wia] 24/2/45; 53m, RetUS,...

  • 44-10558 Ma's Lil' Angel

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24 44-10558 was given to a crew of the 491st Bomb Group. Assuming it would become their regular aircraft, the right waist gunner, David Redfern painted the aircraft (with the support of the crew) with the nose art of 'Ma's 'Lil' Angel'. ...

  • 42-50336 Pale Ale

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-50465 Damifino

    B-24 Liberator

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
21 April 2020 02:23:41 466thHistorian Changes to person associations
Sources

"Attlebridge Arsenal" - Brassfield & Wassom
page 196

Date Contributor Update
21 April 2020 02:20:55 466thHistorian Changes to event
Sources

466th BG Archives - Report on Mission No 137 Karlsruhe, Germany - 5 November 1944
NARA research by Brad Sullivan

Date Contributor Update
21 April 2020 02:19:08 466thHistorian Changes to person associations and aircraft associations
Sources

466th BG Archives - Report on Mission No 137 Karlsruhe, Germany - 5 November 1944
NARA research by Brad Sullivan

Date Contributor Update
23 September 2016 23:17:02 466thHistorian Changes to event
Sources

"Attlebridge Diaries" - John Woolnough
Pages 116, 117, 205

Date Contributor Update
29 April 2015 09:38:42 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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