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835

19 February 1945

Official description

Not yet known

Description

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Mission details

1.

Description

SCOUTING MISSION

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

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Mission Statistics

2. ALM

Description

OIL REFINERY

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

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3. BOCHUM

Description

BENZOL PLANT

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

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4. DORTMUND/HARPENERWEG

Description

OIL REFINERY

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

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5. GELSENKIRCHEN

Description

BENZOL PLANT

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

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6. HANNOVER-MAGDEBURG-BRUNSWICK

Description

FIGHTER SWEEPS

Aircraft type

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7. HASELUNNE

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Aircraft type

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8. JUNGDENTHAL

Description

VEHICLE PLANT

Aircraft type

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9. MESCHEDE

Description

VEHICLE PLANT

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

A mix of 122 P-47s and P-51s provides escort. Mix not given in available data.

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10. MUNSTER

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft type

B-17 Flying Fortress

Notes

Mission 281, 8thAF/ 379thBG/ A. Edwards B-17 Crew: Flown on 2/19/1945
Mission City: Munster Country: Germany Mission Target: Marshalling Yards Aircraft: 42-38183 Name: The Lost Angel
Crew: Alfred E Edwards Jr, Lester Bohne, Billy C Hulsey, Vernon T Calhoun, Wallace I Pfieffer, Janel D Hamilton, William H Melvin Jr., Harry G Chaoona, Michael Rusnak .

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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11. OSNABRUCK

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

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12. RHEINE

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

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13. SIEGEN

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

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14. WESEL

Description

RAIL BRIDGE

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

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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

  • John Bookout

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

  • David Bridgers

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • 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...

  • Luis Coppola

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

  • Jean Elissalde

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

  • Harry Freivogel

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator. B24. 2nd Air Division, 448th Bomb Group, 714 Bomb Squadron, 29 complete missions | 446th Bomb Group
    After marriage in 1941, Harry enlisted for the draft, and in his own words " being patriotic or probably knowing the regular draft would get me sooner or later and I would be drafted into the regular Army, I decided I would enlist in the Army Air Corps...

  • 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.

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Aircraft

  • 43-39014 Hot Shot Charlie

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Hunter 6/11/44; Grenier 14/11/44; Assigned 401BS/91BG [LL-C] Bassingbourn 9/1/45; (flew two POW trips) ; 26m Returned to the USA Bradley 12/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 13/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA)...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 January 2016 05:40:13 Figmnt Changes to event
Sources

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

Date Contributor Update
12 January 2016 05:30:41 Figmnt Changes to event
Sources

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

Date Contributor Update
11 December 2014 10:04:55 Emily Changes to event
Sources

Moved pin from Alm US to ALM Germany

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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