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12 December 1944

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Mission details

1.

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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2. ASCHAFFENBURG

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft type

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3. DARMSTADT

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft type

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Notes

A mix of 214 P-47s and P-51s provide escort. Mix not given in available data.

Units

  • 385th Bomb Group

    385th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 385th Bomb Group, who took the nickname "Van's Valiants" after their first Commanding Officer Col. Elliot Vandevanter, flew B-17s from Great Ashfield, Suffolk. The Group led the famous attack on the Focke-Wolfe aircraft factory at Marienburg on 9...

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4. DIEBURG

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Aircraft type

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5. FRIEDBURG

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft type

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6. GELNHAUSEN

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Aircraft type

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7. HANAU

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

A mix of 193 P-47s and P-51s provide escort. Mix not given in available data.

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8. MERSEBURG/LEUNA

Description

OIL REFINERY

Aircraft type

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9. NORDHAUSEN

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

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Service

People

  • William Bell

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 457th Bomb Group

  • David Bridgers

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 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...

  • James Carter

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • Clayton Christiansen

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    Clayton Robert Christiansen went by the name Bob or his initials C.R. most of his life. He had 2 older ...

  • Robert Conrad

    Military | Captain | Navigator | 445th Bomb Group

  • Chester Cox

    Military | Colonel | Group Commanding Officer | 388th Bomb Group
    Retired from the USAF with the rank of Brigadier General

  • Charles Evans

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 458th Bomb Group
    The 50-page description of CPT Evans' military service is found at http://www.2ndair.org.uk/consumption/groups/public/documents/article/ncc175528.pdf (as listed in http://www.2ndair.org.uk/Second_Air_Division/Wartime_memories/index.htm).

  • Alan Finch

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 34th Bomb Group
    35 missions from June 1944 to Decmber 1944 DFC

  • Thomas Flemming

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Thomas F Flemming served as a pilot with the 323rd Bomb Squadron of the 91st Bomb Group. ...

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Aircraft

  • 42-102514

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 10/3/44; Gr Island 30/3/44; Dow Fd 8/4/44; Assigned 729BS/452BG [M3- ] Deopham Green 11/4/44; destroyed by enemy aircraft at Poltava, with Jim Nelson Rus 21/6/44; Salvaged 2/7/44.

  • 42-102614 Ole-O-Oboe

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 18/3/44; with Hal Walker force landed Gore Fd, Mt 23/3/44; Oklahoma City 7/6/44; Cheyenne 27/7/44; Kearney 10/8/44; Manchester, NH 19/8/44; Assigned 551BS/385BG [HR-H] Gt Ashfield; 119m Returned to the USA Bradley 26/6/45; 4168 Base...

  • 42-102933 QUEENIE

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 19/4/44; Kearney 22/5/44; Grenier 27/5/44; Assigned 546BS/384BG [BK-Q] Grafton Underwood 8/6/44; battle damaged Merseburg 12/12/44 with ?; crash landed continent; Sal; Missing Air Crew Report 11340. GREMLINS HOTEL aka QUEENIE.

  • 42-31462 "Roarin' Bill"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 5/11/43; Kearney 17/11/43; Assigned 335BS/95BG [ET-R] Horham 13/12/43; S/Sgt Gardner Wright (Killed in Action) 11/4/44; with G. R. Hall force landed RAF Woodbridge 12/12/44, all OK; Missing in Action [97m] Strasburg 20/1/45 with Capt...

  • 42-97819

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 7/3/44; Kearney 14/4/44; Dow Fd 28/4/44; Assigned 710BS/447BG Rattlesden 30/4/44; taxi accident 21/2/45, Salvaged.

  • 43-37567 Willie III

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 30/4/44; Gt Falls 3/5/44; Kearney 3/6/44; Grenier 18/6/44; Assigned 750BS/457BG [J] Glatton 29/6/44. ...

  • 43-37971

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 14/6/44; Kearney 21/6/44; Grenier 12/7/44; Assigned 545BS/384BG [JD-T] Grafton Underwood 17/7/44. ...

  • 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.

  • 44-8146

    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.

  • 42-95178 Wedding Belle

    B-24 Liberator
    Ditched in North Sea, 7 miles off Southwold, 12 December 1944.

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 February 2018 09:44:09 marshaferraro Changes to person associations
Sources

Personal list of 30 missions Lloyd C. Kenagy participated in with the 401st Bomb Group 613th Squadron between Aug 1, 1944 and April 11, 1945.

Date Contributor Update
02 July 2017 02:04:20 Virginiawise50 Changes to person associations
Sources

Virginia Wise, eldest child of Lester Allen Wise

Date Contributor Update
01 July 2017 19:16:16 Virginiawise50 Changes to event
Sources

Virginia Wise, eldest child of Lester Allen Wise B-17 (42-102614) 8th Air Force, 385th Bomb Group. On this, his first mission, he was a co-pilot with someone named Hiatt. Thereafter he was a pilot on all his other missions. He flew from Great Ashfield England to Darmstadt, 12 Dec 1944.

Date Contributor Update
01 July 2017 19:11:35 Virginiawise50 Changes to person associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Virginia Wise, eldest child of Lester Allen Wise, B-17(42-10614) Eighth Air Force, 385th Bomb Group, was a co-pilot with someone named Hiatt, on this, his first mission. Thereafter he was always a pilot. He flew from Great Ashfield, England to Darmstadt, 12 Dec 1944.

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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