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5 January 1945

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BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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2. BURG

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COMMUNICATIONS CENTER

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3. COCHEM

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MARSHALLING YARDS

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4. COCHEM

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RAIL BRIDGE

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5. DUMPLEFIELD

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COMMUNICATIONS CENTER

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6. FRANKFURT

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MARSHALLING YARDS

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7. HANAU

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MARSHALLING YARDS

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8. HEILBRONN

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BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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9. HEIMBACH

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RAILROAD

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10. KAISERSLAUTERN

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INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

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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...

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11. KALL

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COMMUNICATIONS CENTER

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12. KIRM

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MARSHALLING YARDS

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13. KOBLENZ

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MARSHALLING YARDS

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14. MECHERNICH

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COMMUNICATIONS CENTER

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15. NEUBRUCKE, GERMANY

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COMMUNICATIONS CENTER

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16. NEUNKIRCHEN

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MARSHALLING YARDS

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17. NEUSTADT

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MARSHALLING YARDS

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18. NIEDERBREISIG

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AIRFIELD

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19. NIEDERMENDIG

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AIRFIELD

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20. PIRMASENS

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RAILROAD

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21. PRONSFELD

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COMMUNICATIONS CENTER

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22. PRUM

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COMMUNICATIONS CENTER

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23. RHEINKIRCHEN

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COMMUNICATIONS CENTER

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24. SOBERNHEIM

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

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25. ST INGBERT

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MARSHALLING YARDS

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26. WAXWEILER

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COMMUNICATIONS CENTER

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27. WAXWEILER

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COMUNNICATIONS CENTER

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28. Wetteldorf, Germany

Description

COMMUNICATIONS CENTER

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Service

People

  • Richard Bartchy

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 94th Bomb Group

  • 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.

  • Keith Bryant

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator/Gunner | 351st Bomb Group

  • Max Burrows

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 95th 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

  • Gabriel Chapra

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

  • Robert Conrad

    Military | Captain | Navigator | 445th Bomb Group

  • Anthony Cook

    Military | Flight Lieutenant | Observer | 94th Bomb Group

  • 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

  • 42-97194 Good Pickin'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 5/2/44; Kearney 24/2/44; Presque Is 11/3/44; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-O] Horham 11/3/44; with G.M. Jackman force landed B-53 Merville, Belg., 10/5/45; with Lt Henderson force landed A-70 Laon, France 20/5/45; 114m Returned to the USA...

  • 42-107047 The Doodle Bug

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 6/2/44; Grenier 3/3/44; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-M] Horham 17/3/44; with R.V. Mercer force landed Framlingham AFB 25/12/44 with engine failure; battle damaged Berlin 3/2/45 with H. Palmer; force landed Charleroi, Bel; 97m, repaired & ret...

  • 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. ...

  • 42-39993 '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. ...

  • 42-97760

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 16/2/44; 1SAG Langley 12/3/44; Dow Fd 29/5/44; Assigned 562BS/388BG Knettishall 31/5/44; Salvaged 9AF Germany 11/1/46.

  • 43-38393

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 28/7/44; Hunter 8/8/44; Dow Fd 30/8/44; Assigned 569BS/390BG [CC-V] Framlingham 2/9/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 30/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 6/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA)...

  • 43-38743

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 16/9/44; Grenier 27/9/44; Assigned 550BS/385BG [SG-C] Gt Ashfield 1/10/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 25/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 27/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 16...

  • 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...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 February 2018 09:49:27 marshaferraro Changes to person associations
Sources

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
02 July 2017 22:38:56 Virginiawise50 Changes to person associations
Sources

Official Website of 385th Bomb Group Association Database-Missions

Date Contributor Update
02 July 2017 22:01:27 Virginiawise50 Changes to person associations
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Official Website of 385th Bomb Group Association

Date Contributor Update
01 July 2017 19:41:12 Virginiawise50 Changes to person associations and aircraft associations
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Virginia Wise, eldest child of Lester Allen Wise B-17 pilot, 8th Air Force, 385th Bomb Group, flew on this mission from Great Ashfield, England to Kaiserschlautern, 5 Jan 1945.

Date Contributor Update
01 July 2017 17:44:35 Virginiawise50 Changes to event
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Virginia Wise, eldest daughter of Lester Allen Wise

Date Contributor Update
27 May 2015 14:08:40 jdossetter Changes to event
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http://8thafhs.com/maps.php?lat=49.606&lon=7.168&target_name=NEUBRUCKE+G...

Date Contributor Update
27 May 2015 14:06:14 jdossetter Changes to event
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http://8thafhs.com/maps.php?lat=50.1527&lon=6.4721&target_name=WETTELDOR...

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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