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8AF 830

14 February 1945

Official description

Mission 830: 1,377 bombers and 962 fighters are dispatched to hit oil and rail targets in Germany; bombing of most targets is by H2X radar; they claim 11-0-3 Luftwaffe aircraft; 7 bombers and 7 fighters are lost: 1. 461 B-17s are dispatched to hit the marshalling yard at Dresden (311); targets of opportunity are Prague (62), Brux (25) and Pilsen (12) in Czechoslovakia and other (25); they claim 1-0-0 aircraft; 5 B-17s are lost, 3 damaged beyond repair and 54 damaged; 4 airmen are KIA, 15 WIA and 49 MIA. Escorting are 281 of 316 P-51s; 3 are lost (pilots MIA) and 1 damaged beyond repair. 2. 457 B-17s are sent to hit the marshalling yard at Chemnitz (294); targets of opportunity are Eger Airfield (38), Bamberg (33), Sonneberg (23), Tachau (24), Hof marshalling yard (12) and other (17); 1 B-17 is lost, 3 damaged beyond repair and 103 damaged; 2 airmen are KIA, 4 WIA and 14 MIA. The escort is 224 of 238 P-51s; 2 are lost (pilots MIA) and 1 damaged beyond repair. 3. 375 B-24s are sent to hit an oil refinery at Magdeburg but are unable to attack due to weather; 340 hit the secondary, the marshalling yard at Magdeburg; targets of opportunity are Emlicheim (1), Meppen (1), Bodenteich (1) and other (1); 1 B-24 is lost, 2 damaged beyond repair and 16 damaged; 9 airmen are MIA. 253 of 273 P-51s escort; they claim 10-0-3 aircraft; 2 P-51s are lost (pilots MIA). 4. 84 B-17s are sent to hit the Wesel road bridge (37); 35 hit the secondary, the Dulmen oil depot and 1 hits Ahaus, a target of opportunity; 15 B-17s are damaged. 26 of 30 P-51s escort the bombers. 5. 44 of 49 P-47s fly a sweep of the Magdeburg area without loss. 6. 24 P-51s escort photo reconnaissance aircraft over Germany. 7. 29 of 32 P-51s fly a scouting mission.

Description

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Mission details

1.

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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2. AHAUS

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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3. BAMBERG

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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4. BODENTEICH

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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5. BRUX

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

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6. CHEMNITZ

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft type

B-17 Flying Fortress

Notes

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Units

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 335th Bomb Squadron

Mission Statistics

Number of aircraft Sent 38
Number of aircraft Effective 37
Number of aircraft Missing In Action 0
Number of aircraft Damaged Beyond Repair 0
Number of aircraft Damaged 3
Number of people Killed In Action 0

7. DRESDEN

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft type

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8. DULMEN

Description

OIL STORAGE DEPOT

Aircraft type

Not yet known

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9. Eger, Hungary

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

Not yet known

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10. EMLICHEIM

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Aircraft type

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11. HOF

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

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12. MAGDEBIRG

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft type

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13. MAGDEBURG

Description

OIL REFINERY

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Weather prevents attack on the oil refinery, bombers attack marshalling yards instead.

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14. MEPPEN

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Aircraft type

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15. PILZEN

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Aircraft type

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16. PRAGUE

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Aircraft type

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17. SONNEBERG

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Aircraft type

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18. TACHAU

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Aircraft type

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19. WESEL

Description

HIGHWAY BRIDGE

Aircraft type

Not yet known

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Service

People

  • Nephi Berkenpas

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

  • John Bookout

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

  • Harold Brown

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Navigator | 398th Bomb Group
    July 4, 1944 on mission to Tours, FR in B-17#42-107114 when engine trouble led to an out of control fire over the Channel. Crew returned to England releasing bombs in a field in Sussex. Crew bailed out. 10 RTD Served on Simeral crew of 600th BS on this...

  • Keith Bryant

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator/Gunner | 351st Bomb Group

  • 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...

  • Frank Calicura

    Military | First Lieutenant | B-17 Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Frank Calicura served as a pilot with the 95th Bomb Group. ...

  • Luis Coppola

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

  • Robert Dixon

    Military | Lieutenant General | Pilot / 14th PRS C/O | 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group
    Served in 3 wars: WW II, Korean and Vietnam ...

  • John Dugan

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 95th Bomb Group

  • Jean Elissalde

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

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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...

  • 42-97185

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 4/2/44; Wright 23/2/44; Gr Island 28/2/44; Grenier 13/3/44; Assigned 96BG Snetterton 20/3/44; transferred 369BS/306BG [WW-J] Thurleigh 31/3/44; Missing in Action Dresden 14/2/45 with Capt Boylston Lewis, Co-pilot: Bob Whitelaw,...

  • 43-38333 Heavy Date

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 22/7/44; Kearney 31/7/44; Grenier 9/8/44; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-H] Horham 12/8/44; with C.E. Willis force landed A-82 Rouvres, Fr 20/2/45; 73m, crash landed base with ?, non op 6/5/45; ditched North Sea with Roger Sundin 26/5/45....

  • 43-38619

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 25/8/44; Patterson 10/9/44; Hunter 29/9/44; Dow Fd 9/10/44; Assigned 338BS/96BG [BX-L] Snetterton 14/10/44; transferred 359BS/303BG [BN-A] Molesworth 15/10/44; battle damaged Dresden 14/2/45 with pilot Harvey Towne; force landed...

  • 43-38650 Merrie Christie

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 29/8/44; Patterson 10/9/44; Hunter 20/9/44; Grenier 30/9/44; Assigned 511BS/351BG [DS-M] Polebrook 7/10/44. ...

  • 43-38933 Dear Mom II/Weary Wolf

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 14/10/44; Dow Fd 26/10/44; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 29/10/44; while on navigation exercise 17/5/45 with H.J. Cole, cp V. Ferguson, two navigators and two grounded crew, on as makeshift ttg and r/op (6 Killed in Action); crash...

  • 44-6569 Flying Vixen

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 8/9/44; Dow Fd 25/9/44; Assigned 548BS/385BG [GX-G] Gt Ashfield 10/11/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 26/6/45; Sth Plains 28/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 27/11/45.

  • 44-6583 Cadet Nurse

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 16/9/44; Dow Fd 2/10/44; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-Y] Horham 13/10/44; battle damaged Nurnberg 20/2/45 with R. Lee Young, #2 feathered, crash landed near A-78 AF Florennes, Bel; 9RTD; 39m, sal 28/2/45. CADET NURSE.

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 September 2018 06:05:09 spiritofmartinez45 Changes to event
Sources

https://95thbg.mmsw.eu/mission/274

Date Contributor Update
20 February 2018 09:59:08 marshaferraro Changes to person associations
Sources

Personal list of 30 missions Lloyd C. Kenagy participated in with the 401st Bomb Group 613th Squadron between Aug 1, 1944 and April 11, 1945.

Date Contributor Update
01 July 2017 19:56:19 Virginiawise50 Changes to person associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Virginia Wise, eldest child of Lester Allen Wise, B-17 (44--6569) pilot, 8th Air Force, 385th Bomb Group flew on this mission from Great Ashfield, England to Chemnitz, 14 Feb 1945.

Date Contributor Update
27 May 2015 14:40:46 jdossetter Changes to event
Sources

http://8thafhs.com/maps.php?lat=49.795&lon=12.633&target_name=TACHAU+CZE...

Date Contributor Update
14 November 2014 13:26:58 Lucy May Changes to event
Sources

Updated location from 'EGAN' to 'Eger, Hungary'.

Date Contributor Update
04 November 2014 19:06:17 Lee8thbuff Changes to name
Sources

Lee Cunningham 4-Nov-2014. Mission title.

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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