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1 February 1945

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BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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2. BARTH

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BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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3. KREFELD

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MARSHALLING YARDS

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4. LUDWIGSHAVEN

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MARSHALLING YARDS

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5. MANNHEIM

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MARSHALLING YARDS

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6. MANNHEIM

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RAIL and HIGHWAY BRIDGES

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7. PFORZHEIM

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INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

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8. WESEL

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RAIL BRIDGE

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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.

  • 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...

  • Luis Coppola

    Military | Captain | Pilot on B-17 | 379th Bomb Group

  • Richard Dillon

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Flew 25 missions, 1 to Berlin and 3 to Merseberg. Was lead navigator for last 6 missions Air Medal w/2 Oak Leaf Cluster; EAME ribbon w 3/battle stars Passed away 25-June-2017, buried in Columbia SC

  • Robert Holliday

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Robert Holliday flew his first few missions as the co-pilot with Lt. Shambaugh. He then flew the majority of his missions (18 out of 30) in A/C 44-48431, OR-W, "Cheri II." His co-pilot was Edward Fagnani.

  • John Kieffer

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

  • John Mernagh

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner; Top Turret Gunner | 351st Bomb Group
    Flew 50 missions from 22 December 1943 to 1 February 1945. Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal w/ 7 Oak Leaf Clusters, Distinguished Unit Citation.

  • Frank Mowatt

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 28 x combat missions. Crashed at Ludwigshafen in B-17 43-38323. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 8597. Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), PH.

  • Thomas Thompson

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 457th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Genthin on 10 Apr 45 in B-17 'Moonlight Mission' #4338606

Aircraft

  • 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. ...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 June 2017 20:31:59 jancheta Changes to person associations
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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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