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727

27 November 1944

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1.

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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FIGHTER-BOMBER MISSION

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A mix of 460 P-47s and P-51s fly a fighter-bomber mission against oil targets in North and Central Germany. A swarm of 750 Luftwaffe fighters attack in the Magdeburg-Munster-Hannover areas when they mistake the fighter formation for a heavy bomber formation. This is the largest apposing Luftwaffe fighter force sighted to date. The 489th Bomb Group departs the UK for the US on this date. They will be re-equipped with B29s in 1945 and sent to the Pacific Theater.

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3. BINGEN

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

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4. FREIBURG

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INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

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5. OFFENBURG

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

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Service

People

  • Robert Crabb

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bomber pilot / Fighter pilot | 355th Fighter Group
    1st Lieutenant Robert L. Crabb was born July 29, 1921, the son of Jeremiah and Grace Crabb. His hometown was Williamsburg, Kansas. ...

  • 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

  • Fred Knapp

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

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. ...

  • 42-95021 San Antonio Rose

    B-24 Liberator

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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