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731

30 November 1944

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Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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2. BOHLEN

Description

OIL REFINERY

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3. FULDA

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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4. GERA

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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5. GOTHA

Description

AIRCRAFT FACTORY

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6. HOMBURG

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

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7. LUTZKEDORF

Description

OIL REFINERY

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8. MEERANE

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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9. MERSEBURG/LEUNA

Description

OIL REFINERY

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10. MERSEBURG/LEUNA

Description

OIL REFINERY

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A mix of 452 P-47s and P-51s provide escort. Mix not given in available data.

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11. NEUNKIRCHEN

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

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12. OHRDRUF

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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13. RUDOLSTADT

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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14. SAAFELD

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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15. WEIISSENFELS

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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16. ZEITZ/TROGLITZ

Description

OIL REFINERY

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Service

People

  • Harold Adams

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

  • Curtis Adamy

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 466th Bomb Group

  • Harold Anderson

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • Vermont Anderson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 100th Bomb Group
    Assigned 349BS, 100BG, 8AF USAAF. 4 x missions (Aachen, Hamm, Hamm, Merseburg). Failed to Return (FTR) Merseburg; hit by flak after bombs away, crashed Flur Oberkotzau, Germany. 30-Nov-44 Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 10831 Awards: AM, PH.

  • Robert Applin

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Our pilot, Bob Applin, was a natural leader and an excellent pilot. - Barky Hovsepian, R/O Complete a 35 mission tour

  • Clarence Bitner

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Ball Turret Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 336BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. 24 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Holzwickede 23-Mar-45. Mid air collision with B-17 44-8754, crashed Campsea Ash, Suffolk. Killed in Action (KIA). Awards: AM (3OLC), GC, PH.

  • Gustave Bjorkstrom

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 390th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 570BS, 390BG, 8AF USAAF. 13 x combat missions*. Failed to Return (FTR) Merseburg in B-17 42-97407 'Asterisk' 30-Nov-44; Hit by flak and knocked unconscious just prior to mid air collision with B-17 44-8080. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR...

  • Wesley Borgeson

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Wesley C. Borgeson (Wes) B-17 Tail Gunner, USAAF 8th AF, 384th BG, 545th BS, Grafton-Underwood, England. On 30 November 1944, his B-17 was blown apart and he rode the tail section from 27,500 feet to the ground and survived. He was one of three on a...

  • Robert Boyd

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • Paul Boyle

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

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Aircraft

  • 42-102560 'The Thomper'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 14/3/44; Gr Island 1/4/44; Dow Fd 8/4/44; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-X] Horham 11/4/44; 62m, Missing in Action Merseburg 30/11/44 with Chas Wicker, Co-pilot: Alf Rivas, Navigator: Fred Johnson, Bombardier: Warren Briggs, Radio Operator:...

  • 42-107014 'Lucy'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/1/44; Kearney 15/2/44; Assigned 527BS/379BG [FO-K] Kimbolton 30/3/44; Missing in Action Zeitz 30/11/44 with Bob Puckett, Don Childes, Chas Ingraham, George Reedy, Bob Salley, Roman Yriarte, Alvin Hirschi, Jarvis Williams, Attilio...

  • 42-107047 The Doodle Bug

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 6/2/44; Grenier 3/3/44; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-M] Horham 17/3/44; with R.V. Mercer force landed Framlingham AFB 25/12/44 with engine failure; battle damaged Berlin 3/2/45 with H. Palmer; force landed Charleroi, Bel; 97m, repaired & ret...

  • 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;...

  • 42-110160 Chris' Crate

    B-24 Liberator

  • 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. ...

  • 42-51531

    B-24 Liberator
    For reasons unknown, the Liberator left formation over The Netherlands and was lsot, with all 10 men on board Missing In Action (MIA). They are all memorialized on the Tablets of the Missing at Cambridge.

  • 42-95592 Black Cat

    B-24 Liberator
    On 21 April 1945 B-24 Liberator "Black Cat" became the last heavy bomber to be shot down in the European Theatre of Operations. ...

  • 42-97383 N-NAN

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 24/2/44; Kearney 10/3/44; Grenier 2/4/44; Assigned 398BG Nuthampstead 20/4/44; transferred 334BS/95BG [BG-F] Horham 1/5/44; 336BS [ET-F]; with E.R. Fletcher force landed RAF Woodbridge 3/10/44; with J.D. Waddell force landed Belgium...

  • 42-97407 'As-te-risk'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/2/44; Kearney 12/3/44; Grenier 2/4/44; Assigned 412BS/95BG [QW-N] Horham 7/4/44; 16m SAD 10/6/44; transferred 570BS/390BG [DI-V] Framlingham 11/4/44; Missing in Action Merseburg 30/11/44 with Gene Peterson, Maurice Bjorkstrom,...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 April 2020 23:06:05 466thHistorian Changes to person associations
Sources

"Attlebridge Diaries" - John Woolnough
page 144

Date Contributor Update
24 April 2020 19:55:56 466thHistorian Changes to person associations and aircraft associations
Sources

466th BG Archives - Report on Mission No. 146, Neunkirchen, Germany - 30 November 1944
NARA Research provided by Brad Sullivan

Date Contributor Update
23 April 2020 21:28:42 466thHistorian Changes to aircraft associations
Sources

466th BG Archives - Report on Mission No. 146, Neunkirchen, Germany - 30 Nov 1944
NARA Research provided by Brad Sullivan

Date Contributor Update
23 April 2020 21:27:02 466thHistorian Changes to person associations and aircraft associations
Sources

466th BG Archives - Report on Mission No. 146, Neunkirchen, Germany - 30 Nov 1944
NARA Research provided by Brad Sullivan

Date Contributor Update
19 June 2018 14:05:43 Richard412 Changes to media associations
Sources

Denise "Flynn" Frohm - John's daughter

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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