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13 January 1945

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1.

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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FIGHTER SWEEPS

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Notes

A mix of 102 P-47s and P-51s fly a freelance fighter sweep in support of the bombers. Mix not given in available data.

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3. BISCHOFFSHEIM

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

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4. EUSKIRCHEN

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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5. GERMERSHEIM

Description

RAIL BRIDGE

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6. KAISERSLAUTERN

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

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7. MAINZ

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

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8. MAINZ

Description

RAIL BRIDGE

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9. MAINZ/GUSTAVSBURG

Description

RAIL BRIDGE

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10. MANNHEIM

Description

RAIL BRIDGE

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11. MAXIMILIANSAU

Description

RAIL BRIDGE

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12. RUDESHEIM

Description

RAIL BRIDGE

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13. WORMS

Description

RAIL BRIDGE

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Service

People

  • 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

  • Dale Avers

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group

  • 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.

  • David Bridgers

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • Charles Cappellino

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer | 95th Bomb Group

  • Therman Conaway

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Germersheim in B-17G 43-38689 hit by flak in tail crashed at Roxheim. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 11574. Awards: PH

  • Clyde Cottle

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 303rd Bomb Group
    Shot down over Mannheim 13 January 1945 in B-17 #44-6166 'Red'. Prisoner of War (POW). See more at : http://www.303rdbg.com/news/2014-04-25.html

  • Robert Crabb

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bomber pilot / Fighter pilot | 355th Fighter Group
    1st Lieutenant Robert L. Crabb was born July 29, 1921, the son of Jeremiah and Grace Crabb. His hometown was Williamsburg, Kansas. ...

  • Oliver Eisenhart

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bomber pilot | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 27 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Germersheim in B-17G 43-38689 hit by flak in tail crashed at Roxheim. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 11574. Awards: AM (3OLC), PH

  • Paul Facteau

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 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: PH.

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Aircraft

  • 43-38689

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Fairfield 4/9/44; Hunter 25/9/44; Grenier 3/10/44; Assigned 601BS/398BG Nuthampstead 11/10/44; transferred 427BS/303BG [GN-A] Molesworth 28/10/44; Missing in Action Germersheim 13/1/45 with pilot 2Lt Oliver T Eisenhart, copilot 2Lt Henry...

  • 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...

  • 43-38933 Dear Mom II/Weary Wolf

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 14/10/44; Dow Fd 26/10/44; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 29/10/44; while on navigation exercise 17/5/45 with H.J. Cole, cp V. Ferguson, two navigators and two grounded crew, on as makeshift ttg and r/op (6 Killed in Action); crash...

  • 44-6583 Cadet Nurse

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 16/9/44; Dow Fd 2/10/44; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-Y] Horham 13/10/44; battle damaged Nurnberg 20/2/45 with R. Lee Young, #2 feathered, crash landed near A-78 AF Florennes, Bel; 9RTD; 39m, sal 28/2/45. CADET NURSE.

  • 44-8146

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 20/6/44; Langley 6/7/44; Dow Fd 7/9/44; Assigned 562BS/388BG Knettishall 9/9/44; Salvaged 9AF Germany 28/2/46; RetUS, 613 BU Phillips 29/4/46.

  • 42-95021 San Antonio Rose

    B-24 Liberator

  • 44-49322

    B-24 Liberator

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 November 2014 14:40:16 Emily Changes to media associations
Sources

Associated Media based on images associated with mission in Freeman, 'The Mighty Eighth War Diary'.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:43:09 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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