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769

29 December 1944

Official description

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Description

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Mission details

1.

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

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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.

Mission Statistics

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

Not yet known

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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

Not yet known

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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.

  • David Bridgers

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • John Childs

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

  • Richard Dillon

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Flew 25 missions, 1 to Berlin and 3 to Merseberg. Was lead navigator for last 6 missions Air Medal w/2 Oak Leaf Cluster; EAME ribbon w 3/battle stars Passed away 25-June-2017, buried in Columbia SC

  • 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. ...

  • Roy Frawley

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 486th Bomb Group

  • Richard Garlichs

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator | 466th Bomb Group

  • Walter Johnson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • Huie Lamb

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter Pilot
    Huie Lamb, from Abilene Texas, flew 61 combat missions (167:40 combat hours in a P-47, 107:50 in a P-51) with the 82nd Fighter Squadron. He shot down 2 and half aircraft in the air, and was responsible for the destruction of three aircraft on the...

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Aircraft

  • 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. ...

  • 43-38642 '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;...

  • 42-95021 San Antonio Rose

    B-24 Liberator

  • 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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