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869

7 March 1945

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BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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2. BIELEFELD/SCHILDESCHE

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WATER VIADUCT

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3. DATTELN/EMSCHERLIPPE

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BENZOL PLANT

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4. DORTMUND/HARPENERWEG

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OIL REFINERY

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5. DORTMUND/HORDERVEREIN

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OIL REFINERY

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6. GASTROP/RAUXEL

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BENZOL PLANT

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7. GIESSEN

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MARSHALLING YARDS

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8. PADERBORN

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MARSHALLING YARDS

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9. SIEGEN

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MARSHALLING YARDS

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10. SOEST

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MARSHALLING YARDS

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A mix of 77 P-47 and P-51s provide escort. Mix not given in available data.

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Service

People

  • Elmer Anderson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • Sabatine Branco

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator; Waist Gunner | 487th Bomb Group
    Flew 34 combat missions from 1/8/45 to 4/21/45. Most of them in a B-17G 'Dinah-Mite' #44-8694.

  • David Bridgers

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • Luis Coppola

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

  • Varsall Cowley

    Military | Armorer Gunner | 487th Bomb Group

  • Roy Frawley

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 486th Bomb Group

  • Richard Garlichs

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator | 466th 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 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.

  • Walter Johnson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

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Aircraft

  • 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.

  • 44-40277 'Miss Used'

    B-24 Liberator
    Aircraft flew 64 missions with 458th and was one of the 10 original AZON/Aphrodite project** control planes. Served as 'Mother Ship' to B-17F 41-24639 'Careful Virgin' on mission to bomb Mimoyecques, France. 4-8-44. ...

Revisions

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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