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741

6 December 1944

Official description

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Description

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Mission details

1.

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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2. BIELEFELD

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

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3. HANNOVER

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

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4. LOCKUM

Description

RAIL JUNCTION

Aircraft type

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5. MERSEBURG

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Aircraft type

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Notes

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6. MERSEBURG/LEUNA

Description

OIL REFINERY

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

A mix or 534 P-47s and P-51s provide escort. Mix not given in available data.

Mission Statistics

7. MINDEN/MITTELLAND CANAL

Description

AQUEDUCT

Aircraft type

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Notes

Mix of 91 P-47s and P-51s provide escort. Mix not given in available data.

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Service

People

  • Harold Adams

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

  • Bruce Alexander

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 486th Bomb Group
    Bruce Alexander’s father died in 1931 and his mother Edith raised alone his other siblings, brother Paul J. and sister Phyllis. In 1940, Bruce was working as a clerk in a grocery store. He attended Anaheim High School and studied 4 years there. He was...

  • David Bridgers

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • Charles Bryson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 486th Bomb Group
    Charles Bryson was assigned to the 486th Bomb Group / 833rd Bomb Squadron. He was Co-Pilot on his first mission, on B-17 “The Last Roundup” # 43-37927 on the 6 December 1944 raid to Merseburg, Germany. The B-17 was hit by Flak and crashed near Ijmuiden...

  • 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...

  • Richard Garlichs

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator | 466th Bomb Group

  • John Gerrity

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    35 missions flown, 7 August 1944 through 4 March 1945 AM, 4 Oak Leaf Cluster/ ETO Ribbon, 6 Battle Stars

  • 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

  • Eugene Hassing

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group

  • John Kieffer

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

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Aircraft

  • 43-37917 Pauline

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered to Cheyenne 5/6/44; Kearney 18/6/44; Grenier 30/6/44; Assigned to the 545BS/384BG, squadron code JD-B, Grafton Underwood on 17/7/44; transferred with the group to Istres, France for passenger duties (Project Green); Salvaged 31/12/45. PAULINE...

  • 43-37927 The Last Roundup

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 6 June 1944; Kearney 16 June 1944; Grenier 30 June 1944; Assigned 832BS/486BG [3R-G] Sudbury 2 July 1944; 36 missions flown. Missing in Action Merseburg 6 December 1944. Pilot : Bruce C. Alexander; Co-Pilot Charles B. Bryson;...

  • 44-6509

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 28/8/44; Grenier 15/9/44; Assigned 748BS/457BG [H] Glatton 30/9/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 8/6/45; Sth Plains 13/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 25/11/45.

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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