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738

5 December 1944

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Mission details

1.

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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2. BERLIN

Description

MUNITIONS and TANK FACTORTIES

Aircraft type

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Notes

An estimated 275-399 Luftwaffe fighters attack the bombing formations

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3. MUNSTER

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft type

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Notes

A mix of 141 P-47s and P-51s provide escort. Mix not given in available data.

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4. NEINBURG

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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Service

People

  • 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...

  • 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

  • Ray Cook

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed at Berlin on 5 Dec 44 in B-17 #4338074

  • Monroe David

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 96th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed ner Parchim in B-17 'Green Weenie' #43-38644 on 5 Dec 44

  • Richard Dillon

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Flew 25 missions, 1 to Berlin and 3 to Merseberg. Was lead navigator for last 6 missions Air Medal w/2 Oak Leaf Cluster; EAME ribbon w 3/battle stars Passed away 25-June-2017, buried in Columbia SC

  • Richard Funkhouser

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Dick Funkhouse served as a pilot with the 366th Bomb Squadron of the 305th Bomb Group out of Chelveston, England. On 5 December 1944, he was flying B-17 #4338074 when it was shot down and crashed near Berlin. He was taken as a Prisoner of War (POW) and...

  • Cornelius Gaskin

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Prisoner of War crashed at Berlin on 5 Dec 44 in B-17 #4338074

  • Niles Hartung

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • James Hentges

    Military | Flight Officer | Bombardier | 96th Bomb Group
    F/O James (Jim) N. Hentges (USAAF) WWII Veteran and POW. ...

  • John Kieffer

    Military | Staff Sergeant | B-17 Tail Gunner | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

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Aircraft

  • 43-38074

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 22/6/44; Hunter 13/7/44; Dow Fd 25/7/44; Assigned 366BS/305BG Chelveston 6/8/44; Missing in Action Berlin 5/12/44 with Dick Funkhouser, Ray Cook, Harry Scales, Garland Williams, Bill Raborn, Ralph Harvey, Wilbert Jacobson, Cornelius...

  • 44-6597 Supermouse

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 18/9/44; Grenier 11/10/44; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 12/10/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 28/6/45; Sth Plains 1/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 17/12/45. SUPERMOUSE.

  • 44-8518

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Hunter 3/10/44; Dow Fd 14/10/44; ...

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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