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16 January 1945

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BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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2. BITTERFELD

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AIRCRAFT FACTORY

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3. DESSAU

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MARSHALLING YARDS

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4. DRESDEN

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MARSHALLING YARDS

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5. MAGDEBURG

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TANK FACTORY

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6. MAGDEBURG/ROTHENSEE

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OIL REFINERY

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Bad weather hampers operations.

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7. RUHLAND

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OIL REFINERY

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Service

People

  • 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.

  • Rolland Bushner

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 25th Bomb Group
    Missions: 1944 - Aug 9 Saarbrucken; 12 Mourmelon sur Marne; 14 Dole/Tauaux/ 16 Madgeburg; 24 Hanover; 26 Dulmen; 30 Mainz; Sep 9 Mainz; 10 Ulm; 11 Madgeburg; Oct 5 Lippstadt; 7 Madgeburg; 9 Koblenz; 22 Hamm; 26 Bottrop; 30 Hamburg; Nov 5 Karlsruhe; 10...

  • James Carley

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 490th Bomb Group
    Member of Cole J crew

  • 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).

  • Neil Gobrecht

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Co-Pilot/Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Flew B-24 in combat in WW 2. Flew B-29 during the Korean War. Flew U-10 in combat during the Vietnam War Retired as a Lt. Colonel. Was a science teacher for 12 years before retiring.

  • Bigby Parrott

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Completed a 30 mission tour. Originally with the 785th BS, the crew was trained as a lead crew and transferred to the 784th BS to complete their tour.

  • John Perella

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 466th Bomb Group
    Originally a member of the Earl H. Beitler Crew (Crew #768), Perella was flying with the Richard Farrington Crew (Crew #487) when he was KIA on 21 April 1945

  • David Redfern

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 491st Bomb Group
    Redfern was waist gunner assigned to Eugene D Scamahorn's crew. After completing air crew training in California, the crew were given B-24 44-10558. Assuming it would become their regular aircraft Redfern painted it (with the support of the crew) with...

  • Thomas Rice

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator/Bombardier | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    First Lieutenant Thomas R. Rice, Jr., veteran navigator-bombardier of 30 missions over Europe and member of the Caterpillar Club, was born in Hartford, Connecticut on March 1, 1921. ...

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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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