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8 May 1944

Official description

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Description

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Mission details

1. BRUSSELS/SCHERBECK (Primary)

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

3rd Bomb Division was made up of 486th Bomb Group & 487th Bomb Group.

Units

  • 3rd Bomb Division

    3rd Bomb Division

    Division
    The 3rd Bomb Division was Constituted in August 1943. In December 1944, the Division was redesginated the 3rd Air Division.

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 163.5 T HE

2. LA GLACERIE (Primary)

Description

V-1 MISSILE SITES

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

3rd Bomb Division was made up of 95th Bomb Group, 96th Bomb Group, 100th Bomb Group, 388th Bomb Group, 390th Bomb Group, 452nd Bomb Group.

Units

  • 3rd Bomb Division

    3rd Bomb Division

    Division
    The 3rd Bomb Division was Constituted in August 1943. In December 1944, the Division was redesginated the 3rd Air Division.

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 238 T HE

3. SOTTEVAST (Primary)

Description

V-1 MISSILE SITES

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

1st Bomb Division was made up of 303rd Bomb Group, 379th Bomb Group, 384th Bomb Group.

Units

  • 1st Bomb Division

    1st Bomb Division

    Division
    The groups under the command of the 1st Bomb Wing came under the command of the 1st Bomb Division in August 1943. In December 1944, the Division was redesginated the 1st Air Division.

Mission Statistics

Service

People

  • Earl Allison

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 May 1944 in B-17 #42-31211, RENO'S RAIDER. Killed in Action (KIA). Missing Air Crew Report #4560

  • Deane Barnes

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 29 x combat missions. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Donald Chubb

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 May 1944 in B-17 #42-97081. Ditched, Killed in Action (KIA). His sister Mary was with the 181st Medical Division in England and was killed in a plane crash on 14 June 1944. PH

  • William Clements

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group

  • Thomas Cochran

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Flexible Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down on 8 May 1944 in B-17 #42-31495 'Wabbit Twacks.' Killed in Action (KIA). Missing Air Crew Report #4561 PH

  • John Curtin

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 384th Bomb Group
    Ditched 30 December 1943 in B-17 #42-31274 'Sea Hag.' Rescued and returned to base. Shot down on 8 May 1944 in B-17 #42-31211. Prisoner of War (POW). Missing Air Crew Report #1768 POW

  • Donald Gordon

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
    Collided with another aircraft 8 May 1944 in B-17 #42-97239. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • James Grimmett

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Military Occupation specialty 757-Radio Operator/Mechanic/Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 May 1944 in B-17 #42-31211, RENO'S RAIDER. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Lester Hall

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 May 1944 in B-17 #42-31211. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Kenneth Hougard

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Military Occupation Specialty 612 Airplane Armorer/Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 May 1944 in B-17 #42-31211. With the help of friendly French Nationals, he evaded capture from 8 May 1944 until 4 July 1944 when he was liberated by advancing American troops.

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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
27 September 2014 18:43:06 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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