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799

18 January 1945

Official description

Not yet known

Description

Not yet known

Mission details

1. KAISERSLAUTERN

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Bad weather hampers operations. Most of the bombers are diverted to bases on the Continent after the raid because of heavy clouds.

Mission Statistics

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.

  • Roy Frawley

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 486th Bomb Group

  • Jack Q Means

    Military | Co-Pilot | 385th Bomb Group

  • Lester Wise

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 385th Bomb Group
    Lester Allen Wise was born June 27, 1922 and grew up on a farm in Midland, Michigan as an only child, son of Carry Addison Wise and Dora Ethel Sellers. ...

Aircraft

  • 42-102481 Kentucky Winner

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 7/3/44; Kearney 4/5/44; Grenier 19/4/44; Assigned 550BS/385BG [SG-P] Gt Ashfield 20/4/44; Missing in Action Berlin 18/3/45 with Bill Cocker, Bill Chaney, Harold Morthorst, Bob Crider, Ellis Murray, Vince Figini, Joe Ryan, Harry...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 July 2017 02:54:59 Virginiawise50 Changes to person associations
Sources

Virginia Wise, eldest child of Lester Allen Wise who flew as pilot on this mission with Jack Q. Means as co-pilot

Date Contributor Update
01 July 2017 19:50:50 Virginiawise50 Changes to person associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Virginia wise, eldest child of Lester Allen Wise B-17 (42-102481) pilot, 8th Air Force, 385th Bomb Group flew on this mission from Great Ashfield, England to Kaiserslauten, 18 Jan 1945.

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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