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821

6 February 1945

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1.

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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2. CHEMNITZ

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

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1,383 bombers and 904 fighters are despatched to attack oil targets in Germany; however the expected clear weather does not materialize so the bombers hit secondary targets.

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3. DIRLOS

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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4. EISENBACH

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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5. EISFELD

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

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6. FRIEDRICHRODA

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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7. GIESSEN

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

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8. GOTHA

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

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9. GREIZ

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

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10. MAGDEBURG

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

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11. MEPPEN

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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12. MEPPEN

Description

BRIDGE

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13. OHEDRUF

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

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14. OSTHEIM

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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15. QUACKENBRUCK

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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16. REICHENBACH

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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17. SAALFELD

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

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18. SCHMALKADEN

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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19. SCHMALKADEN

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

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20. Germany

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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STEINBACH

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21. WALTERSHAUSEN

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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22. ZWICKAU

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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Service

People

  • James Allman

    Military | Technical Sergeant | 351st Bomb Group
    James entered the Army Air Corps in July 1942 and served in a glider unit. James received his basic training at Santa Ana, California, and then attended Radio Operators School at Scott Field, Illinois, and Gunnery School at Yuma, Arizona. After serving...

  • John Bookout

    Military | Captain | pilot | 96th Bomb Group
    Assigned Jan 1945

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Luis Coppola

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

  • 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...

  • Jean Elissalde

    Military | Major | Co-Pilot | 96th Bomb Group
    Assigned Jan 1945

  • Thomas Flemming

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Thomas F Flemming served as a pilot with the 323rd Bomb Squadron of the 91st Bomb Group. ...

  • Roy Frawley

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 486th Bomb Group

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Aircraft

  • 42-107062 Worry Bird/Miss Bea Haven

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 9/2/44; Rapid City 2/3/44; Dow Fd 3/4/44; Assigned 398BG Nuthampstead 25/4/44; no ops, transferred 562BS/388BG Knettishall 29/4/44 WORRY BIRD; Returned to the USA Bradley 8/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 29/11/45;...

  • 42-39993 'Hells Angels Out Of Chute 13', 'Grossly Inadequate'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 26/10/43; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-C] Deenethorpe 1/1/44; 118m landing accident at base with Jim Nolan 7/5/45; sal 2 SAD Watton, Nfk 8/5/45. HELL’S ANGELS OUT OF CHUTE 13 aka GROSSLY INADEQUATE. ...

  • 42-97105 Paper Doll

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Selfridge Fld 3/2/44; Dorval 4/3/44; Assigned RAF [HB-768]; transferred 561BS/388BG Knettishall 13/3/44; Missing in Action Parchim 7/4/45 with Lew Hickman, Arnold Wolf, Cawthorn Perdue, Albt Vawter, Herman Meyer (5 Prisoner of War); John...

  • 44-6509

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 28/8/44; Grenier 15/9/44; Assigned 748BS/457BG [H] Glatton 30/9/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 8/6/45; Sth Plains 13/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 25/11/45.

  • 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.

  • 44-6968 Sonof-a-Blitz

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Hunter 3/1/45; Grenier 15/1/45; Assigned 863BS/493BG Debach 22/1/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 3/7/45; Sth Plains 4/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 19/12/45.

  • 44-8549 Just Joyce

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 12/10/44; Hunter 5/11/44; Grenier 3/12/44; Assigned 562BS/388BG Knettishall 16/12/44; RetUS, Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 8/1/46. JUST JOYCE.

  • 42-95021 San Antonio Rose

    B-24 Liberator

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 June 2017 20:34:11 jancheta Changes to person associations
Sources

Update

Date Contributor Update
27 May 2015 14:34:22 jdossetter Changes to event
Sources

http://8thafhs.com/missions.php

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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