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824

9 February 1945

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Description

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1.

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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2. ARNSBERG

Description

RAIL VIADUCT

Aircraft type

B-17 Flying Fortress

Notes

Mission #277 (379th BGS)- A. Edwards B-17 Crew:
Mission City: Arnsberg Country: Germany
Mission Target: Viaduct Aircraft: 44-8310
2/9/1945: Michael Rusnak, Harry Chaoona, Wm H. Melvin Jr., Janel D Hamilton, Wallace I Pfieffer, Billy C. Hulsey, Lester W Bohne and Alfred E Edwards Jr.

Units

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 379th Bomb Group, based at Kimbolton, flew more sorties than any other Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other Group. The B-17 Flying Fortress Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit Citations, the...

  • 8th Air Force

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3. BIELEFELD/SCHILDESCHE

Description

RAIL VIADUCT

Aircraft type

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4. DULMEN

Description

OIL REFINERY

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5. EISENBACH

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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6. EISENBACH

Description

MUNITIONS INDUSTRY

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7. EISLEBEN

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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8. ERFURT

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

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9. FULDA

Description

MUNITIONS INDUSTRY

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10. GIESSEN

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

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11. GOTTINGEN

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

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12. JENA

Description

MUNITIONS INDUSTRY

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13. LUTZKENDORF

Description

OIL REFINERY

Aircraft type

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14. MAGDEBURG

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

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15. MAGDEBURG/ROTHENSEE

Description

OIL REFINERY

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16. Germany

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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MONTESADA

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17. MUNSTER

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

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18. PADERBORN/ALTENBEKEN

Description

RAIL VIADUCT

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19. QUACKENBRUCK

Description

AIRFIELD

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20. TARCHEN

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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21. WEIMAR

Description

MUNITIONS INDUSTRY

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Service

People

  • Robert Atkins

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Robert Atkins served as a tail gunner with the 733rd Bomb Squadron of the 453rd Bomb Group, flying missions out of Old Buckenham, England.

  • Nephi Berkenpas

    Military | Colonel | Aircraft Mechanic, Instructor Pilot for B-24, B-17, B-25, Pilot, Aircraft Commander, Instructor Aircraft Maintenance | 351st Bomb Group

  • Jackie Bishop

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 466th Bomb Group

  • Robert Bluford

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    The Rev. Robert Bluford Jr. has been a B-24 bomber pilot in World War II, preacher, historian, preservationist, a Presbyterian pastor and campus ministry director in the Southeast, and the Virginia Press Association’s Virginian of the Year for 2011. He...

  • Lester Bohne

    Military | 379th Bomb Group

  • Noel Breen

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 357th Fighter Group
    Noel Breen was born July 30, 1923, the son of William and Gertrude McGrath Breen in Lowville, New York. After his service as a fighter pilot in the U.S. Air Force during WWII, he was a Systems Analyst and worked for Control Data, Inc. for 20 years...

  • Alfred Edwards

    Military | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group

  • Janel Hamilton

    Military | Engineer | 388th Bomb Group

  • Lester Hess

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group

  • 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.

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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;...

  • 42-38013 "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. ...

  • 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...

  • 44-6597 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.

  • 44-8310

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Hunter 7/8/44; Jacksonville 11/8/44; Grenier 5/9/44; Assigned 447BS Rattlesden 7/9/44; 524BS/379BG [WA-P] Kimbolton 10/9/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 12/6/45; Sth Plains 19/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in...

  • 44-14884 Baby Jo

    P-51 Mustang
    P-51-D "Baby Jo" of 357th Fighter Group / 364th Fighter Squadron. ...

  • 42-95021 San Antonio Rose

    B-24 Liberator

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 January 2016 05:07:55 Figmnt Changes to person associations and aircraft associations
Sources

http://www.8thairforce.com/379th/search/crew_member_listing_for_mission....

Date Contributor Update
12 January 2016 05:03:33 Figmnt Changes to event
Sources

http://www.8thairforce.com/379th/search/missions_flown_by.asp?perIdentif...

Date Contributor Update
27 May 2015 14:37:48 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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