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23 December 1944

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BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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2. AHRWEILER

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COMMUNICATIONS CENTER

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3. BONN

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FIGHTER SWEEPS

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A mix of 163 P-47s and P-51s fly fighter sweeps in the Bonn area.

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4. DAHLEM

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COMMUNICATIONS CENTER

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5. EHRANG

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MARSHALLING YARDS

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6. HOMBURG

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MARSHALLING YARDS

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7. HOMBURG

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RAIL JUNCTION

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8. JUNKERATH

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COMMUNICATIONS CENTER

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9. KAISERSLAUTERN

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MARSHALLING YARDS

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People

  • Clayton Abraham

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bomber pilot | 391st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 573BS, 391BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Ahrweiler, Germany. Shot down by Fw190's 3 miles East of Ahrweiler. Last seen dropping behind formation with both engines smoking, gear down, going into spin, crashed....

  • Robert Altman

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 397th Bomb Group
    Assigned 599BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing raid on the Eller railroad bridge, Germany went missing after attacks by enemy fighters, last seen with one engine on fire. Prisoner of War (POW). 23-Dec-44. MACR 11487. ...

  • Robert Atkins

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Robert Atkins served as a tail gunner with the 733rd Bomb Squadron of the 453rd Bomb Group, flying missions out of Old Buckenham, England.

  • John Berens

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 391st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 391BG, 9AF USAAF. Transferred to 1st PFF Sqn(Prov), 9AF USAAF. Shot down by fighters leading 397BG to Ahrweiler, Germany in B-26 44-67881. Killed in Action (KIA). 23-Dec-44 MACR 15984. Awards: PH.

  • George Bishop

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 391st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 574BS, 391BG, 9AF USAAF. 15 missions flown. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Ahrweiler, Germany. A/C B-26 42-95865 tail shot off by fighters, went down out of control. Killed in Action (KIA). 23-Dec-44 MACR 11664. Awards: PH.

  • Jackie Bishop

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 466th Bomb Group

  • Joseph Blair

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bomb / Navigator | 391st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 574BS, 391BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Ahrweiler, Germany in B-26 41-35010 'Snakes Revenge' departing the target the formation were set upon by fighters. Dropped out of formation losing oil from both engines,...

  • Charles Bohm

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 391st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 574BS, 391BG, 9AF USAAF. Transferred to 1st Pathfinder Sqn, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Euskirchen railroad bridge in B-26 42-95878 'Weary Lera' shot down by flak while leading 322BG crashed in flames near Bonn,...

  • Francis Boyd

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio operator | 391st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 391BG, 9AF USAAF. Transferred to 1st PFF Sqn(Prov), 9AF USAAF. Shot down by fighters leading 397BG to Ahrweiler, Germany in B-26 44-67881. Killed in Action (KIA). 23-Dec-44 MACR 15984. Awards: PH.

  • Joseph Boylan

    Military | Major | Bomber pilot | 391st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 573BS, 391BG, 9AF USAAF. 61 x missions flown. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Ahrweiler, Germany. Shot down by Fw190's pulling away from target, left engine smoking, right engine on reduced power, fire in radio compartment, crew...

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Aircraft

  • 41-31657 'Mississippi Mudcat'

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 559BS, 387BG, 9AF USAAF. 149 x combat mission. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Bastogne. Shot down by Me109's, pilot 2Lt Vernon O Staub hit in face by 20mm cannon shell and killed instantly, went down with A/C. Crew baled out. 6 x...

  • 41-31896 'Circle Jerk' 'Louisiana Mud Hen'

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 323BS, 453BG, 9AF USAAF. 121 x missions flown. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Germany 23-Dec-1944. Took a direct or near direct hit in port engine and started into a uncontrolled spin. Crew did not manage to bale out 6 x KIA....

  • 41-35010 Jinx, Snakes Revenge

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 574BS, 391BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Ahrweiler, Germany in B-26 41-35010 'Snakes Revenge' departing the target the formation was set upon by fighters. Dropped out of formation losing oil from both engines,...

  • 42-107577 'Duffy' 'Hot Garters #2'

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 559BS, 387BG, 9AF USAAF. 95 x combat mission. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Bastogne attacked by Me109's, hit in the tail area, causing severe damage to flight control surfaces. 4 x crew baled out of spinning A/C 3 x POW, 1 x...

  • 42-107597 'Old Sarge'

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 574BS, 391BG, 9AF USAAF. 62 x missions. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Ahrweiler, Germany. A/C hit by fighters, tail turret and gunner torn off in collision with enemy fighter, both wings set ablaze, exploded, crashed two miles...

  • 42-107598 Miss Kam & Blond Rebel

    B-26 Marauder
    9th AF / 387th BG / 559 BS - (ALG Clastres / A-71) ...

  • 42-107671

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 575BS, 391BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to railroad viaduct at Ahrweiler, Germany. Shot down about 30 miles south of the target, 23-Dec-44. Hit in the bomb bay by flak and attacked by enemy A/C, last seen with...

  • 42-107720

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 574BS, 391BG, 9AF USAAF. 46 combat missions flown. Severely damaged by fighters and bellylanded at base after raid to Ahrweiler, Germany 23-Dec-44. Repaired. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Gladbach, Germany hit by flak in...

  • 42-107747

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 573BS, 391BG, 9AF USAAF. 51 x missions. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Ahrweiler, Germany. Shot down by Fw190's 3 miles East of Ahrweiler. Last seen dropping behind formation with both engines smoking, gear down, going into spin,...

  • 42-95798

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 574BS, 391BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Ahrweiler, Germany in B-26 42-95798 hit by flak and by fighters with one engine out, the tail gun position out of service and the bomb bay aflame, crew baled out. 1 x KIA, 5...

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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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