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23 February 1945

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Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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2. ADELSBERG

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

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3. ANSBACH

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

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4. CRAILSHEIM

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

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5. ELLINGEN

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

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6. FRITZLAR

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

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7. FULDA

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

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8. GERA

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft type

B-17 Flying Fortress

Notes

AC 44-8413 of the 490th BG flew this mission, although crews notes indicate it was on 2-22-45. Crew indicated targets were "communication lines". This crew got separated from the main formation and bombed a railroad yard as a "target of opportunity" in order to reduce weight so they had enough fuel to get back to base. (See video account of this mission in video of Wendell R. Lee.)

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9. HILDBURGHAUSEN

Description

RAIL JUNCTION

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10. JENA

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

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11. KITZINGEN

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

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12. Landsberg am Lech, Germany

Description

AIRFIELD

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13. LEIPHEIM

Description

AIRFIELD

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14. LICHTENFELDS

Description

RAILROADS

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15. MEININGEN

Description

RAILROADS

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16. NEUBERG

Description

AIRFIELD

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Notes

141 P-47s and P-51s make a strafing sweep over these airfields.

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17. NEUMARKT

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

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18. NORDLINGEN

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

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19. OSNABRUCK

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

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20. OTTINGEN

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

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21. PADERBORN

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

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22. PLAUEN

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

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23. REICHENBACH

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

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24. SCHLUCHTERN

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

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25. SCHWABISHCH HALL

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

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26. SCHWEINFURT

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

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27. STEINAU

Description

RAILROADS

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28. TREUCHTLINGEN

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

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Notes

This is a continuation of OPERATION CLARION

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29. WEIMAR

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

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30. WINTERHAUSEN

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

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31. WURZBURG

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

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32. ZWOLLE

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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Service

People

  • Donald Aagesen

    Military | Captain | Pilot/Co-Pilot | 303rd Bomb Group
    Donald C Aageson served as a pilot with the 303rd Bomb Group. He flew 29 missions. ...

  • Edsel Adams

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Tail Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    January - March 1945. On 23 February 1945, 6th mission, ditched our B-24. 3 of 9 crew members survived. Picked up by air-sea rescue in life raft after 8 hours. Flown to England. AM/ ETO w/ 3 battle stars/ PH

  • Nephi Berkenpas

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

  • Robert Birney

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator, Commanding Officer | 384th Bomb Group
    Bob Birney was assigned to the 547th Bomb Squadron on 5 February 1945 and completed 26 missions between 19 February 1945 and 20 April 1945.

  • David Bridgers

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 466th 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...

  • Robert Conrad

    Military | Captain | Navigator | 445th Bomb Group

  • Luis Coppola

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

  • Richard Dillon

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Flew 25 missions, 1 to Berlin and 3 to Merseberg. Was lead navigator for last 6 missions Air Medal w/2 Oak Leaf Cluster; EAME ribbon w 3/battle stars Passed away 25-June-2017, buried in Columbia SC

  • 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...

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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;...

  • 42-97093 I'll Get By

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 28/1/44; Kearney 14/2/44; Presque Is 20/2/44; Assigned 568BS/390BG [BI-S] Framlingham 3/3/44 DOC'S FLYING CIRCUS, then GIRL OF MY DREAMS; on mission 21/7/44 with ? , Lt Sam Dubin (Killed in Action); severe icing during assembly for...

  • 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...

  • 43-37904 Princess Pat aka Hannah’s Children

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 2/6/44; Hunter 13/6/44; Dow Fd 24/6/44; Assigned 569BS/390BG [CC-L] Framlingham 29/6/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 3/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 4/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA)...

  • 43-38393

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 28/7/44; Hunter 8/8/44; Dow Fd 30/8/44; Assigned 569BS/390BG [CC-V] Framlingham 2/9/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 30/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 6/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA)...

  • 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...

  • 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)...

  • 44-14773 'Little Mary' 'Mickey The Twist'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 370FS, 59FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) escort to Zwicken lost returning from mission early, short on fuel Lt Malcolm C Paulette Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 12673.

  • 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.

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 February 2018 10:01:54 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
27 December 2016 20:03:42 Tom989898 Changes to event
Sources

Tommy Ryan Lee, son of Wendell R. Lee, Waist gunner and radio operator on AC 44-8413. Video of Wendell R. Lee.

Date Contributor Update
14 November 2014 13:34:30 Lucy May Changes to event
Sources

Changed 'LANDBERG' to 'Landsberg am Lech, 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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