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15 January 1945

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1.

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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Description

FIGHTER SWEEPS

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3. AUGSBURG

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

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4. BOBINGEN

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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5. FRIEBURG

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

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6. GENSINGEN

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

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Notes

Fighter-bomber mission

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7. INGOLSTADT

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

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Notes

A mix of 183 P-47s and P-51s provide escort. Mix not given in available data.

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8. MAHLBERG

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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9. REUDENSTADT

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

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10. REUTLINGEN

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

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11. TUBINGEN

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

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12. TUBLINGEN

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

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13. URICH

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

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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

  • 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.

  • John Burk

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 447th Bomb Group
    John McKale Burk was born 30 November 1924 in Ventnor, Atlantic County, NJ to Frederick Grater Burk (20 April 1891 Philadelphia, PA -19 June 1948 Philadelphia, PA) and Mary Cunningham McKale Burk (21 February 1895 Philadelphia, PA - 20 October 1990...

  • 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

  • William Gaylor

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier - 1035 | 490th Bomb Group
    Member of Willis crew; Remained an Air Force officer until 1972, retired as Lt. Colonel; Was an Electronics Engineer for the Air Force; Did the same job as a civilian after retiring. Died February 1986.

  • John Kieffer

    Military | Staff Sergeant | B-17 Tail Gunner | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

  • Harold Krumsiek

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 452nd Bomb Group
    Harold Krumsiek Jr. was born on April 10th 1924 in Worcester, MA. His parents were Harold and Bernice. ...

  • William Patton

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    William Patton Jr was killed in action (KIA) on 15 January 1945 while flying weather recon in a P-51 Mustang in the 3rd Scouting Force detached to the 388th Bomb Group / 560th Bomb Squadron. Posthumously awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air...

  • John Proffitt

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 303rd Bomb Group

  • Harold Reichert

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Assigned to 322BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF. 35 x combat missions. Ended Tour Duty (ETD). Assigned to BAD3. ...

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Aircraft

  • 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...

  • 44-15331

    P-51 Mustang
    The plane was discovered in 2001, with pilot William W. Patton's remains. These were brought back to the USA. See the French website at : http://fortdeleveau.fr/memorial-patton/

  • 44-6597 Supermouse

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 18/9/44; Grenier 11/10/44; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 12/10/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 28/6/45; Sth Plains 1/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 17/12/45. SUPERMOUSE.

  • 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.

Revisions

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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