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754

18 December 1944

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BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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COMMUNICATIONS TARGETS

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358 B024s are despatched but are recalled due to weather.

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FIGHTER SWEEPS

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255 P-47s and P-51s fly a fighter sweep. Mix not given in available data.

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4. BONN

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BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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5. COLOGNE/KALK

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MARSHALLING YARDS

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6. KAISERSLAUTERN

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MARSHALLING YARDS

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7. KOBLENZ/LUTZEL

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MARSHALLING YARDS

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8. MAINZ

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MARSHALLING YARDS

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Service

People

  • Donald Aagesen

    Military | Captain | Pilot/Co-Pilot | 303rd Bomb Group
    Donald C Aageson served as a pilot with the 303rd Bomb Group. He flew 29 missions. ...

  • Orman Coffin

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 22

  • 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

  • Dale Johns

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Togglier | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 22

  • Thomas Kelly

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Whitlock's crew. 30 x missions, 13 x with Whitlock. Ended Tour Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • John Kieffer

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

  • Earl Lyles

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Tail Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA). B-17 #42-97093 'Doc's Flying Circus' or 'Girl of my Dreams' or 'I'll Get By'. Severe icing occurred during assembly for Kassel mission. Ship went into spin, Earl S. Lyles Jr. and Charles Spector bail out, Killed in Action (KIA).

  • George Marco

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Ball Turret Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 22

  • James Nance

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 362nd Fighter Group

  • Jack Novak

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 22

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Aircraft

  • 42-97093 I'll Get By

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 28/1/44; Kearney 14/2/44; Presque Is 20/2/44; Assigned 568BS/390BG [BI-S] Framlingham 3/3/44 DOC'S FLYING CIRCUS, then GIRL OF MY DREAMS; on mission 21/7/44 with ? , Lt Sam Dubin (Killed in Action); severe icing during assembly for...

  • 43-38393

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 28/7/44; Hunter 8/8/44; Dow Fd 30/8/44; Assigned 569BS/390BG [CC-V] Framlingham 2/9/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 30/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 6/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA)...

  • 43-38673

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 31/8/44; Hunter 5/9/44; Grenier 15/9/44; Assigned 545BS/384BG [JD-L] Grafton Underwood 28/10/44; transferred with group to Istres on mapping duties; landing accident at Erding A/fd, Germany with Don Thompson 28/7/45; Salvaged 4/10/45.

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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