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2 January 1945

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1.

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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Description

PHOTOGRAPHIC RECONNAISSANCE MISSION

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23 P-51s escort 6 F-5s and a Spitfire on a photo recon mission.

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Description

SCREENING MISSION

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4. BAD KREUZNACH

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

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5. BAD KREUZNACH

Description

RAIL JUNCTION

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6. BITBURG

Description

COMMUNICATIONS CENTER

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7. DAUN

Description

COMMUNICATIONS CENTER

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8. EHRANG

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

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9. ENGERS

Description

RAIL BRIDGE

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10. GEROLSTEIN

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

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11. IRLICH

Description

RAIL BRIDGE

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12. KAISERSLAUTERN

Description

RAIL BRIDGE

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13. KOBLENZ/GULS

Description

RAIL BRIDGE

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14. KOBLENZ/LUTZEL

Description

RAIL BRIDGE

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Notes

A mix of 215 P-47s and P-51s provide escort. Mix not given in available data.

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15. KYLLBURG

Description

COMMUNICATIONS CENTER

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16. LEBACH

Description

TANK CONCENTRATION

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17. MAYEN

Description

COMMUNICATIONS CENTER

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18. PRUM

Description

COMMUNICATIONS CENTER

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19. REMAGEN BRIDGE

Description

RAIL BRIDGE

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20. ST WENDEL

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

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21. TRIER

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

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Service

People

  • Curtis Adamy

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 466th Bomb Group

  • Jesse Adcock

    Military | Chief Master Sergeant | B-17 Toglier in WWII; Aircraft Maintenance until 1967 retirement | 96th Bomb Group
    Assigned Dec 1944. Flew 55+ missions in B-17 as togglier. Adcock grew up on a farm in Ellisville, Mississippi, USA. He was career Air Force, retiring in 1967 as a Chief Master Sergeant (CMSAF). Born 3/8/1924 Died 3/16/2017

  • James Carter

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • Robert Conrad

    Military | Captain | Navigator | 445th Bomb Group

  • Ross Cullen

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 452nd Bomb Group
    Enlisted Army Air Corps August 1942; commissioned a Second Lt. and Navigator March 18, 1944; arrived England May 1944. ...

  • John Everhart

    Military | Captain | Pilot/Command Observer | 452nd Bomb Group
    Crashed near Bitburg on 2 Jan 45 in B-17 #43-38921, Prisoner of War (POW).

  • 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

  • Robert Harris

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 385th Bomb Group
    completed 33 missions on B-17 'Sugar Jo' Air Medal w 4/Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Albert Helsley

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Preferred to fly the Ford built B-24's. Good friends with Lt. Robert Harrington who's room was across the hall and Lt. Robert Greenwood who took over Harrington's crew when he (Harrington) was shot down flying with a make up crew.

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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;...

  • 42-37788 HELL'S MESSENGER

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 28/8/43; Scott 16/9/43; Assigned 544BS/384BG Grafton Underwood 7/11/43; transferred 547BS [SO-N]; transferred to 364FG Leiston, Sfk, UK. 11/43; Returned to the USA Bradley 14/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 17/7/45; Reconstruction Finance...

  • 42-38013 "NEVADA AVENGER"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/11/43; New Castle 10/12/43; Presque Is 15/12/43; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-C] Grafton Underwood 21/1/44; sal battle damaged 27/4/44. NEVADA AVENGER. ...

  • 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...

  • 43-38617 New York Express

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 24/8/44; Hunter 7/9/44; Dow Fd 18/9/44; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-Q] Horham 19/9/44; with W.N. Dunwoody force landed Raydon afb, Suffolk 10/1/45; 80m, Returned to the USA Bradley 24/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 28/6/45;...

  • 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...

  • 43-38921

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 11/10/44; Grenier 22/10/44; Assigned as SH ship 729BS/452BG [M3- ] Deopham Green 24/10/44; Missing in Action Bad Krueznach, Ger 2/1/45 with Capt Ralph Jones, Co-pilot: Ed Hood, Navigator: Ross Cullen, Bombardier: Ray Childers, Flight...

  • 44-6509

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 28/8/44; Grenier 15/9/44; Assigned 748BS/457BG [H] Glatton 30/9/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 8/6/45; Sth Plains 13/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 25/11/45.

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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