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787

8 January 1945

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BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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2. ALZEY

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RAIL BRIDGE

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3. BURGHREULAND

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COMMUNICATIONS CENTER

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4. CLERF

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COMMUNICATIONS CENTER

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5. DASBURG

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COMMUNICATIONS CENTER

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6. FRANKFURT

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MARSHALLING YARDS

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7. KOBLENZ

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MARSHALLING YARDS

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8. KYLLBURG

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COMMUNICATIONS CENTER

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9. LUNEBACH

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COMMUNICATIONS CENTER

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10. Oudler 86, 4791 Burg-Reuland, Belgium

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COMMUNICATIONS CENTER

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11. SCHWEICH

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COMMUNICATION CENTER

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12. SPEICHER

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COMMUNICATIONS CENTER

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13. SPEYER

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MARSHALLING YARDS

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14. STADTKYLL

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COMMUNICATIONS CENTER

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15. WAXWEILLER

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COMMUNICATIONS CENTER

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16. WITTLICH

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COMMUNICATIONS CENTER

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17. WUSSEMBOURG

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COMMUNICATIONS CENTER

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Service

People

  • Ira Bias

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 384th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Baasem, Germany on 8 January 1945 in B-17 'Fightin Hebe' #42-98000, MACR 11579.

  • Sabatine Branco

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator; Waist Gunner | 487th Bomb Group
    Flew 34 combat missions from 1/8/45 to 4/21/45. Most of them in a B-17G 'Dinah-Mite' #44-8694.

  • James Carter

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • Elton Crenshaw

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 379th Bomb Group
    AM w/ 4 Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Gordon Cuneo

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 466th Bomb Group
    Gordon Cuneo was a student at the University of California when he enlisted in February 1943. He was Navigator on the Harry W. Taylor Crew #552. He was on board the battle-damaged B-24H #42-95248 "The Falcon" which was forced to crash land at Shipdham...

  • John DeFrancesco

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) - crashed near Rochefort on 8 Jan 45 in B-17 'Fightin Hebe' #42-98000

  • Fred Eisert

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 458th Bomb Group
    1Lt Fred J. Eisert and his crew arrived at Horsham St. Faith on September 11, 1944, just as the group was coming off of combat operations for a month in order to ferry gasoline to Patton’s army in France. The crew flew their first mission on October 5...

  • Charles Evans

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 458th Bomb Group
    The 50-page description of CPT Evans' military service is found at http://www.2ndair.org.uk/consumption/groups/public/documents/article/ncc175528.pdf (as listed in http://www.2ndair.org.uk/Second_Air_Division/Wartime_memories/index.htm).

  • Harry Freivogel

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator. B24. 2nd Air Division, 448th Bomb Group, 714 Bomb Squadron, 29 complete missions | 446th Bomb Group
    After marriage in 1941, Harry enlisted for the draft, and in his own words " being patriotic or probably knowing the regular draft would get me sooner or later and I would be drafted into the regular Army, I decided I would enlist in the Army Air Corps...

  • Max Huffman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Armorer Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group

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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;...

  • 42-38013 "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. ...

  • 42-97105 Paper Doll

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Selfridge Fld 3/2/44; Dorval 4/3/44; Assigned RAF [HB-768]; transferred 561BS/388BG Knettishall 13/3/44; Missing in Action Parchim 7/4/45 with Lew Hickman, Arnold Wolf, Cawthorn Perdue, Albt Vawter, Herman Meyer (5 Prisoner of War); John...

  • 43-38704 Gator Bait

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Gt Falls 6/9/44; Hunter 18/9/44; Grenier 25/9/44; Assigned 379BG Kimbolton 4/10/44; transferred 836BS/487BG Lavenham 22/5/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 16/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 26/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for...

  • 42-95248 The Falcon

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-95021 San Antonio Rose

    B-24 Liberator

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 May 2015 14:12:47 jdossetter Changes to event
Sources

http://8thafhs.com/maps.php?lat=50.2025&lon=6.0945&target_name=OUDLER+BE...

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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