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15 February 1945

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1.

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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2. BOHLEN

Description

OIL REFINERY

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3. COTTBUS

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft type

B-17 Flying Fortress

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Number of aircraft Sent 38
Number of aircraft Effective 35
Number of aircraft Missing In Action 2
Number of aircraft Damaged Beyond Repair 2
Number of aircraft Damaged 0

4. DRESDEN

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

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5. EMS-WESER CANAL

Description

CANAL

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6. LINGEN

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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7. MAGDEBURG

Description

OIL REFINERY

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8. MUNSTER

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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9. QUACKENBRUCK

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

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10. RHEINE

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

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11. RUHLAND

Description

OIL REFINERY

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Service

People

  • John Barnes

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 95th Bomb Group
    John Barnes was born January 31, 1922 in Philadelphia, PA, the son of Leonard and Gertrude Barnes of Emporium, PA . He received his undergraduate and Ph.D from Penn State University. He served in WWII as the navigator of the “Spirit of Martinez with...

  • Jackie Bishop

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 466th Bomb Group

  • John Bookout

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

  • Frank Calicura

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

  • James Carter

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • Jean Elissalde

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

  • Roy Frawley

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 486th Bomb Group

  • Neil Gobrecht

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Co-Pilot/Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Flew B-24 in combat in WW 2. Flew B-29 during the Korean War. Flew U-10 in combat during the Vietnam War Retired as a Lt. Colonel. Was a science teacher for 12 years before retiring.

  • Robert Griffin

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Killed in action (KIA) on 19 March 1945. After returning from a bombing raid over industrial oil sites in Germany, poor weather over England encouraged Griffin to drop from formation, losing contact with the other aircraft of the group. ...

  • Donald Hamaker

    Military | First Lieutenant | B-17 Pilot/Element Leader (WWII); Command Pilot (Transport Command) | 452nd Bomb Group
    Completed 36 combat missions from February 3, (Berlin) through April 16, 1945. Piloted "Lady Gay" to bomb Chemnitz but was forced down by flak in Ghent, Bel. on February 6, 1945. All crew survived. Flew A/C back to Deopham Green following repairs. Flew...

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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;...

  • 42-31887 'Big Casino'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 31/12/43; Kearney 15/1/44; Assigned 412BS/95BG [QW-K] Horham 15/2/44; 336BS [ET-K], transferred 335BS [OE-F] 21/10/44; 103m, Missing in Action Frankfurt 17/2/45 with Carlyle Schaad, Co-pilot: Theo Flora, Navigator: John Keeney,...

  • 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...

  • 44-6838 "Spirit of Martinez" aka "Cal's Rascals"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Hunter 27/11/44; Grenier 16/12/44; Assigned 335BS/95BG [OE-E] Horham 1/1/45; battle damaged Chemnitz 6/2/45 with D.V. Tregoning, force landed B-53, Merville, Bel. then rep; 53m, Returned to the USA Bradley 21/6/45; Sth Plains 23/6/45;...

  • 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.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 September 2018 04:45:56 spiritofmartinez45 Changes to person associations
Sources

https://95thbg.mmsw.eu/aircraft/314

Date Contributor Update
14 September 2018 05:50:42 spiritofmartinez45 Changes to event
Sources

https://95thbg.mmsw.eu/mission/275

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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