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8th Air Force 760

24 December 1944

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Description

1. Decision.
Weather forecast at the afternoon conference indicated that high pressure
center would be situated over the southwest Germany, causing a condition of no cloud
in the bases and in the target areas. The only weather affecting these would be
local fog patches in the valleys and it was expected that these would burn off as
the day progressed. It was upon this forecast that the decision was made to dispatch
a maximum effort of heavy bombers, which was to be the largest mission yet airborne.
Targets were selected in the area of Frankfurt and the battle line.

2. Force.
1st bomb division was to dispatch fourteen groups of 36 A/C each on airfields
at Ettinghausen, Kirch Gons, Nidda, Merzhausen and Giessen.
2nd bomb division was to dispatch all available operational aircraft on fourteen
tactical targets in the front line area.
3rd bomb division was to dispatch all available operational aircraft on airfields
at Gross Ostheim, Darmstadt/Griesheim, Biblis, Babenhausen, Frankfurt/Rhein Main and
Zellhausen. This would consist of approximately twenty three groups of 36 A/C each. Forces
available by the respective divisions were uncertain up to just prior to take-off due to the fact that
previous operations had caused a number of A/C to be diverted to fields other than own.

3. Plan.
All divisions were to depart UK and penetrate southeast to the target areas.
Axis of the attack was chosen as being generally up or down wind for all divisions, with
1st division attacking up wind and breaking off their target to withdraw along the
reciprocal of penetration route. 2nd division was attacking up wind along the Gee-H approach,
their withdrawal being the reciprocal of the penetration route. 3rd division was attacking down-
wind from the northeast in order to minimize the effect of anti-aircraft defenses in the target areas.
Withdrawal was to be south of Saarbrucken and northeast to UK. Timing was controlled further to eliminate the
possibility of conflicting courses within the target areas. Zero hour was chosen at 1100 hours in order
to allow ample time for take-off assembly of such a large force and to allow time for the fog to
dissipate in the target areas.

Mission details

1.

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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2.

Description

ESCORT MISSION

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The P-51s escort 9 spitfires and 8 F-5s on a photo reconnaissance mission.

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3.

Description

SCOUTING MISSION

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4. AHRWEILLER

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

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Units

  • 446th Bomb Group

    446th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 446th Bomb Group, who came to be known as "the Bungay Buckaroos" after the name of their Suffolk base, flew B-24 Liberators on strategic, support and interdictory missions over Europe. The Group led the Eighth Air Force and 2nd Bomb Division on the...

  • 93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bomb Group

    Group
    93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 1-March-1942 at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. On 15-May-1942 the Group moved to Ft. Myers, Florida to continue advanced flight training and also to fly anti-submarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico; they...

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5. BABENHAUSEN

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

B-17 Flying Fortress

Notes

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Units

  • 487th Bomb Group

    487th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 487th Bomb Group began operations as preparations for D-Day were reaching their crescendo and played their part by bombing airfields in northern France. Like the 486th Bomb Group, the 487th switched to B-17 Flying Fortress for missions from 1...

  • 94th Bomb Group

    94th Bomb Group

    Group
    Activated 15 June 1942 at MacDill Field, Florida. Initial organization and training at Pendleton Field, Oregon on 29 June 1942; Primary flight training at Davis-Monthan Field in Arizona from 28 Aug. 42 to 31 Oct. 42; then at Biggs Field, El Paso, Texas...

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6. BABENHAUSEN

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

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7. Biblis, Germany

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

B-17 Flying Fortress

Notes

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Units

  • 100th Bomb Group

    100th Bomb Group

    Group
    "The Bloody Hundredth", so-called because of a reputation for losing a high number aircraft and crews, flew B-17s from Thorpe Abbotts, Norfolk. Their losses were not the highest of any Eighth Air Force Group but on several occasions the Group lost many...

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

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8. BITBURG

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

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Units

  • 389th Bomb Group

    389th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 389th Bomb Group, known in more familiar terms as "the Sky Scorpions", flew strategic bombing missions in B-24 Liberators from Hethel, England. They also sent detachments to join bases in North Africa at Benghazi No. 10, Libya, between 3 July 1943...

  • 445th Bomb Group

    445th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 445th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Tibenham, Norfolk. The crews' first mission was bombing U-boat installations at Kiel on 13 December 1943. The Group continued to hit strategic targets in Germany, including the aircraft components factory...

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9. COCHEM

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

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Units

  • 389th Bomb Group

    389th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 389th Bomb Group, known in more familiar terms as "the Sky Scorpions", flew strategic bombing missions in B-24 Liberators from Hethel, England. They also sent detachments to join bases in North Africa at Benghazi No. 10, Libya, between 3 July 1943...

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10. DARMSTADT

Description

AIRFIELD

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A high pressure front across Western Europe brings clear weather and the 8th AF launches the greatest maximum effort of WWII. 2,034 bombers and 852 fighters are despatched. The mission was led by the 486th BG. 94th Bomb Group CO, BRIG GEN Fred Castle was KILLED IN ACTION (KIA) with 3 others on the "Treble Four" 44-8444, when he crash-landed the aircraft at Hods, Belgium after the aircraft was hit in the #4 engine by collision with an enemy aircraft. Present day Castle AFB is named in his honor.

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11. DARMSTADT

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

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12. DAUN

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

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Units

  • 467th Bomb Group

    467th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 467th Bomb Group, or the "Rackheath Aggies" as they came to be known, flew B-24 Liberators on missions from April 1944. Its air crews became known for their accuracy and the Group had the best overall standing for accuracy within the Eighth Air...

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13. ELLER

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

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Units

  • 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    Group
    The 44th Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 15-January-1942 at McDill Field, Florida and equipped with B-24Cs. The Group moved to Barksdale Field, Louisiana and acted as a training unit for the 90th 93rd and 98th Bomb Groups and flew anti...

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14. ETTINGHAUSEN

Description

AIRFIELD

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Units

  • 381st Bomb Group

    381st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 381st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Ridgewell, Essex between June 1943 and April 1945. The Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit Citations, the first for bombing shipyards at Bremen, whilst under heavy attack, on 8 October 1943 and...

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15. EUSKIRCHEN

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

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A mix of 87 of 92 P-47s and P-51s provide escort. Mix not given in available data.

Units

  • 448th Bomb Group

    448th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 448th Bomb Group was a B-24 Liberator Group that flew out of Seething, Norfolk. The Group flew their first mission on the 22nd December 1943 and over the next eighteen months the air crews flew 262 missions over occupied Europe. These bombing...

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16. FRANKFURT-RHEINE

Description

AIRFIELD

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Units

  • 34th Bomb Group

    34th Bomb Group

    Group
    After forming part of the American defence force, first on America's east coast and then on its west, the Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force in April 1944 and entered combat in May 1944. The Group helped with the preparation for the Normandy...

  • 490th Bomb Group

    490th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 490th Bomb Group, like the 486th and 487th Bomb Groups transitioned from flying B-24 Liberators to B-17 Flying Fortresses, which were used in combat missions from late August 1944. Based at Eye, Suffolk, the Group were focused in the early months...

  • 493rd Bomb Group

    493rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 493rd Bomb Group were the last Eighth Air Force Group to become operational, flying their first combat mission from Debach, Suffolk, on D-Day, 6 June 1944. The Group was known as "the Fighting 493rd", named by their Commanding Officer Colonel...

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17. GEROLSTEIN

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

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Units

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

  • 467th Bomb Group

    467th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 467th Bomb Group, or the "Rackheath Aggies" as they came to be known, flew B-24 Liberators on missions from April 1944. Its air crews became known for their accuracy and the Group had the best overall standing for accuracy within the Eighth Air...

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18. GIESSEN

Description

AIRFIELD

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Units

  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    Group
    The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...

  • 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    Group
    Constituted as 306th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Mar 1942. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Aug-Sep 1942, and assigned to Eighth AF Eighth Air Force in September 1942 Station 111 Thurleigh. During combat,...

  • 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    Group
    The 92nd Group sometime after arrivial in the UK converted to the role of in-theater combat crew indocrination and training. For this role, the Group traded its B-17F complement and obtained the B-17E, mostly from the 97th BG which was departing for...

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19. GROSS OSTHEIM

Description

AIRFIELD

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Notes

486th BG was also scheduled to bomb this target, instead they went to seacondary target at Pforzheim M/Y

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...

  • 447th Bomb Group

    447th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 447th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses on strategic bombardment missions out of Rattlesden, Suffolk. With their first mission coming on Christmas Eve, December 24, 1943, their main focus was hitting sites that would weaken enemy forces...

  • 487th Bomb Group

    487th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 487th Bomb Group began operations as preparations for D-Day were reaching their crescendo and played their part by bombing airfields in northern France. Like the 486th Bomb Group, the 487th switched to B-17 Flying Fortress for missions from 1...

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20. HEILBRONN

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft type

B-17 Flying Fortress

Notes

Target of last resort bombed by 6 B-17's and 1 PFF Ship

Units

  • 452nd Bomb Group

    452nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 452nd Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deopham Green, Norfolk, from January 1944. The air crews hit strategic sites in Germany but also supported the movement of ground forces across Europe after D-Day. On 6 June 1944 itself, the Group...

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21. KAISERSLAUTERN

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

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22. KAISERSLAUTERN

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

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23. KIRSHGONS

Description

AIRFIELD

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24. KOBLENZ

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Aircraft type

B-17 Flying Fortress

Notes

457th BG MISSION NO. 162 : KOBLENZ, GERMANY : 24 DECEMBER, 1944

The Eighth Air Force was unable to cope with the weather. 20 December to 23 December was a repeat of 16 to 18 December. A relentless and stubborn fog had moved in and had accomplished what the German Luftwaffe had been unable to do, keep the bombers on the ground.

The ground troops were desperate for air support. That was to finally come on Christmas Eve, when the Air Force meteorologists predicted a break in the weather. The Eighth Air Force planned what would be the largest air assault in the history of air warfare, 2,000 heavy bombers, plus fighter and other support units, with all groups putting up all airworthy planes. The 457th responded with 45 bombers. The assigned target was Coblenz, Germany. The 457th was to comprise the lead, low and high squadrons of the 94th A Combat Group, flying ninth in Division formation. The Air Commander was Captain Doherty with Captain Seesenguth as pilot.

Despite the meteorologists' predictions, the weather on Christmas Eve was just as miserable as the days before, snowing, foggy, with a coldness that penetrated the skin. In early morning, just before six o'clock, two bombs (V-I's) dropped south of the base, apparently intended for a nearby munitions plant. The explosion shook the base.

The crews flying the mission had an early morning briefing and proceeded to the planes. However, takeoff was delayed due to the weather. At 1024 hours, the planes did begin taking off. Six planes were airborne before the craft piloted by Lt. Carl P. Sundbaum crashed on takeoff,, claiming the life of one crew member. The explosion rocked the base for the second time that day. The crash closed the runways, because it was not visible in the fog, and crash equipment had difficulty finding it in the field off the end of the runway.

Two of the Group aircraft, having been diverted from the previous mission, took off from other bases and joined the six craft already airborne from Glatton. The eight craft assembled on the Glatton Buncher at 7,000 feet and continued to circle it, waiting for the other craft to assemble. Word was then received from the tower that the mission had been scrubbed and to proceed to Ridgewell and land. A little later a stand by was received and shortly thereafter the eight were directed to form with the 401St Bomb Group, and proceed with the mission. They were to fly as high-high squadron with the 40 1st.

The aircraft took interval behind the high squadron of the 40 1st Group, but the high-high lead craft was forced to abort after having been hit by antiaircraft fire, and turned the lead over to the No.3 position (the deputy was not able to take over because of mechanical difficulties). Because of this, the section became separated from the 401st and was not able to maintain formation.

A visual run was made on Coblenz. There was about one-tenth cloud coverage and visibility was fair. The MPI was not actually sighted because it was obscured by smoke and clouds, and bombing was done by triangulation, the bombs being released from 26,000 feet. No other difficulties were encountered. The lead craft attacked a target of opportunity and returned to base Individually.

The other seven aircraft, being unable to rally with the 40lst,joined the 398th Group formation and flew the return route without incident. All aircraft were diverted to other bases because of local weather conditions. A normal let down was made and they landed without further difficulty.

Thirty-four aircraft took off in the afternoon and assembled on the Glatton Buncher at 7,000 feet. No difficulties were encountered.

No Division assembly was accomplished. Because of the late takeoff, word was received to proceed to the Channel and jettison bombs in order to return to base by 1700 hours. After releasing bombs, the Group executed a 180 degree turn and flew back to the Glatton Buncher.

One crew went into enemy territory alone and bombed Daun, a target of opportunity.

Because of local weather conditions, all aircraft were diverted to Eye and Horham, where the crews spent a rather miserable Christmas.

Three craft that had been diverted from the 19 December mission departed from Knettishell and bombed with the 3 88th Bomb Group.

The Eighth Air Force was led on the mission by General Frederick W. Castle, Commanding Officer of the 4th Combat Wing. As General Castle's plane neared the front battle lines of the ground forces, No. 4 engine began to give trouble. A short time later a swarm of Me-I 09s appeared and attacked. No longer able to maintain its lead position, the plane pulled out of formation and was attacked again by the Me-I 09s. With the full bomb load still being carried; General Castle attempted to fly the plane to a spot where no damage could occur to Allied troops. The plane exploded and crashed in Belgium, killing General Castle and the pilot. For gallantry in action, above and beyond the call of duty, General Castle was awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously.

Units

  • 1st Bomb Division
  • 457th Bomb Group

    457th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 457th Bomb Group began combat operations during the Big Week of 20-25 February when American bombers carried out concentrated raids against German aircraft bases, factories and assembly plants. The air crews' targets on that first mission were...

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25. MAYEN

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

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26. MERZHAUSEN

Description

AIR DEPOT

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27. NIDDA

Description

AIRFIELD

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28. PFAZEL

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

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29. PZORZHEIM

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

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30. RHEINBACH

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

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31. RUWER

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

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32. SCHONECKEN

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

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33. WETTELDORF

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

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34. WITTLICH

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

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35. ZELLHAUSEN

Description

AIRFIELD

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Service

People

  • George Bachman

    Military | Technical Sergeant | B17 Engineer | 96th Bomb Group
    Parents: George and Pauline (Matthias) Bachman they were married in March 1911 ...

  • Reuben Baganz

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 487th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) when B-17G #43-38926 'Weary Willy' piloted by Lieutenant William J. Waldron was attacked by fighters on 24 Dec 1944.

  • Ira Ball

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 487th Bomb Group
    Shot down 24 Dec 1944 in B-17G #43-37569. Killed in Action (KIA). AM w/ 5 Oak Leaf Cluster

  • 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...

  • Harold Carlson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball turret | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 37 x missions. Ended Tour Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • James Carter

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • 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

  • Frederick Castle

    Military | Brigadier General | Commanding Officer; Air Leader, Pilot | 487th Bomb Group
    Commanding Officer of 94th Bomb Group at Bury St. Edmunds from 19-Jun-43 to 16-Apr-44. Overseas with General Eaker's staff to organize 8th AF, February 1942. ...

  • Chester Cox

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

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Aircraft

  • 42-107062 Worry Bird/Miss Bea Haven

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 9/2/44; Rapid City 2/3/44; Dow Fd 3/4/44; Assigned 398BG Nuthampstead 25/4/44; no ops, transferred 562BS/388BG Knettishall 29/4/44 WORRY BIRD; Returned to the USA Bradley 8/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 29/11/45;...

  • 42-39993 Hells Angels Out Of Chute 13

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 26/10/43; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-C] Deenethorpe 1/1/44; 118m landing accident at base with Jim Nolan 7/5/45; sal 2 SAD Watton, Nfk 8/5/45. HELL’S ANGELS OUT OF CHUTE 13 aka GROSSLY INADEQUATE. ...

  • 43-38016 LORRAINE

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 16/6/44; Kearney 27/6/44; Grenier 9/7/44; Assigned 544BS/384BG [SU-R] Grafton Underwood 23/7/44; force landed Ridgewell 2/12/44 with Bob Fisher; transferred with group to Istres for mapping duties, Salvaged 9AF Germany 6/11/45....

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 42-95021 San Antonio Rose

    B-24 Liberator

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 February 2018 09:47:06 marshaferraro Changes to person associations
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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
29 April 2015 10:58:36 general ira snapsorter Changes to event
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Mission details added courtesy of Diane Elizabeth Reese from 457th Bomb Group Mission Documents. http://www.457thbombgroup.org/

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08 March 2015 16:28:46 joost900 Changes to event
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IRIS Number 00223365 / B5010 NARA
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Date Contributor Update
20 February 2015 18:27:54 Lee8thbuff Changes to name
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Lee Cunningham 20-Feb-2015. Edited Title adding "8th Air Force"

Date Contributor Update
14 November 2014 13:07:43 Lucy May Changes to event
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Changed location from 'BILIBIS' to 'Biblis, Germany'.

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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