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29 December 1944

Official description

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Description

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Mission details

1.

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Aircraft type

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Notes

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2. ASCHAFFENBURG

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

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3. BINGEN

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft type

B-17 Flying Fortress

Notes

According to loss report their primary mission was in France but it was obscured by weather so they diverted to the secondary target, Bingen on the Rhine to hit River Port and Railroad yards.

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4. BULLAY

Description

RAIL BRIDGE

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

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5. DIDKIRCH

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

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6. Prüm

Description

COMMUNICATIONS CENTER

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

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Number of aircraft Effective 10

7. DUPPACH

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

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8. FENSBACH

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

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9. FRANKFURT

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

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10. GEROLSTEIN

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

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11. GROSSLITTGEN

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

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12. IRLICH

Description

RAIL BRIDGE

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

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13. LUNEBACH

Description

COMMUNICATIONS CENTER

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

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14. REMAGEN BRIDGE

Description

RAIL BRIDGE

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

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15. SCHLEIDEN

Description

COMMUNICATIONS CENTER

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

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16. STADTKYLL

Description

COMMUNICATIONS CENTER

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

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17. TELM

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

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18. WITTLICH

Description

COMMUNICATIONS CENTER

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

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19. ZULPICH

Description

COMMUNICATIONS CENTER

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

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Service

People

  • Frank Arnold

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Bombardier, Enlisted, Nose Gunner | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
    Born 8 December 1924 Des Moires, Polk County, IA. Enlisted in Army Air Force 23 Jan 1943 at Camp Dodge Harold, IA. 3 years High School, Single, no dependents, Height: 68 inches, wt: 182. Departed US: 20 April 1944. Was stationed at Thurleigh, near...

  • 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.

  • Clarence Bitner

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Ball Turret Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 336BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. 24 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Holzwickede 23-Mar-45. Mid air collision with B-17 44-8754, crashed Campsea Ash, Suffolk. Killed in Action (KIA). Awards: AM (3OLC), GC, PH.

  • David Bridgers

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • Max Burrows

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 95th Bomb Group

  • Gabriel Chapra

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator | 95th Bomb Group

  • John Childs

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot
    Assigned to 82FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Orman Coffin

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

  • Arl Cross

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group

  • Wilfred Cullerne

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Tail Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 336BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Holzwickede 23-Mar-45. Mid air collision with B-17 44-8754, crashed Campsea Ash, Suffolk. Killed in Action (KIA). Awards: AM (3 OLC), PH.

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Aircraft

  • 42-102688 Statement of Charges

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/3/44; Kearney 13/4/44; Grenier 29/4/44; Assigned 364BS/305BG [WF-L] Chelveston 23/5/44; battle damaged Dresden 14/2/45 with ? Bingham; force landed continent. STATEMENT OF CHARGES.

  • 42-39993 'Hells Angels Out Of Chute 13', 'Grossly Inadequate'

    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. ...

  • 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...

  • 43-38642 'Super Mouse'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 28/8/44; Patterson 19/9/44; Hunter 29/9/44; Dow Fd 7/10/44; Assigned 323BS/91BG Bassingbourn 4/11/44; 15m battle damaged Wittlich 29/12/44 with Max Shambaugh, flak KO’d two engines. bombs jettisoned and Noyons, Fr; crew bailed OK;...

  • 43-38776 Passion Wagon/Victory Devils

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 20/9/44; Grenier 11/10/44; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-B] Horham 13/10/44; 67m, Returned to the USA Bradley 26/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 28/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 29...

  • 42-95021 San Antonio Rose

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-109896 Gypsy Queen

    B-24 Liberator
    Ex-392nd Bomb Group - first trace with 453rd BG: 14 October 1944. Transferred to 44th BG after 11 April 1945 but flew no missions with that Group.

  • 44-63286 'Etta Jean'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 82FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Returning with wingman Lt John C Childs [faulty radio], coolant failed, engine catching fire, causing pilot Capt Huie H Lamb Jr to ditch A/C in North Sea 29-Dec-44. RTD.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 January 2018 18:10:43 Al_Skiff Changes to person associations
Sources

Linked Lt Childs and Capt Lamb to mission - Lamb ditched in channel on return, Childs, his wingman directed ASR to his location.

Date Contributor Update
20 October 2016 20:08:03 cal_105 Changes to event
Sources

AAF loss report

Date Contributor Update
27 May 2015 16:57:44 Lucy May Changes to event
Sources

Clarification to previous edit. Location of Prum target corrected. See:
http://www.8thafhs.com/maps.php?lat=50.2073&lon=6.42471&target_name=PRUM...

Date Contributor Update
27 May 2015 16:22:11 jdossetter Changes to event
Sources

https://www.google.com/maps/place/50%C2%B012'26.3%22N+6%C2%B025'29.0%22E/@50.2073,6.42471,4z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x0?hl=en

Date Contributor Update
26 November 2014 10:47:00 general ira snapsorter Changes to media associations
Sources

Associated Media based on date of image/

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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