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18 March 1945

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BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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2. BERLIN

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RAIL STATION

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3. BERLIN

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TANK FACTORY

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4. BERLIN/SCHLESISCHER

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RAIL STATION

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5. HENNINGSDORF

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INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

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6. LUDWIGSLUST

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BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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7. ORANIENBURG

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BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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8. TEGEL

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INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

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9. UELZEN

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BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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10. VECHTA

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BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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11. ZEHDNUK

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BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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Service

People

  • Louis Abdallah

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | waist gunner, toggelier, B-17 | 452nd Bomb Group

  • Myrl Anderson

    Military | Tail Gunner | 467th Bomb Group

  • Robert Applin

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Our pilot, Bob Applin, was a natural leader and an excellent pilot. - Barky Hovsepian, R/O Complete a 35 mission tour

  • William Arntsen

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Assigned to 325BS, 92BG, 8AF USAAF. Hit by flak and landed in Sweden on 18-Mar-45 in B-17 Flag Ship 42-97288 Interned (INT). MACR 13150 Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Dwight Auman

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • Earl Beitler

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot -- Squadron Operations Officer | 466th Bomb Group

  • Martin Bezen

    Military | Radar Operator | 467th Bomb Group

  • Charles Boisclair

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    On his 35th and final mission, after the briefing, crew was all aboard with engines running, waiting for taxi instructions, when the tower almost blasted us all out. 'Shut 'em down, it's all over'. The end of the war had finally come!

  • Paul Bridgeman

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • Keith Bryant

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

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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;...

  • 42-97288 'Flagship'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 13/2/44; Rapid City 4/3/44; Gr Island 19/4/44; Dow Fd 21/4/44; Assigned 398BG Nuthampstead 24/4/44; no ops, transferred 325BS/92BG [NV-U] Podington 7/5/44; Missing in Action Berlin 18/3/45 with Harry Culver, Cornell Christensen, Bill...

  • 43-38736 Maiden America

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 14/9/44; Grenier 27/9/44; Assigned 548BS/385BG [GX-P] Gt Ashfield 1/10/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 24/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 26/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 28...

  • 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)...

  • 44-8549 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.

  • 42-50599

    B-24 Liberator
    Force landed in Soviet controlled territory after being hit by flak. Two crew killed, navigator struck by flak, engineer blown out of aircraft. See the attached detaild report. Salvaged 4/1/45.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 February 2018 10:08:26 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
02 July 2017 22:21:55 Virginiawise50 Changes to person associations
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Official Website of 385th Bomb Group Association Database-Missions

Date Contributor Update
02 July 2017 03:05:00 Virginiawise50 Changes to person associations
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Virginia Wise, eldest daughter of Lester Allen Wise, who flew on this mission as pilot with Jack Q. Means as co-pilot.

Date Contributor Update
01 July 2017 20:49:24 Virginiawise50 Changes to person associations and aircraft associations
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Virginia Wise, eldest child of Lester Allen Wise B-17 (43-38736) pilot 8th Air Force, 385th Bomb Group, flew on this mission from Great Ashfield, England to Berlin, 18 Mar 1945.

Date Contributor Update
02 August 2016 17:16:56 466thHistorian Changes to person associations
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466th BG Archives - 18 March 1945 mission formation plan

Date Contributor Update
27 May 2015 16:03:27 jdossetter Changes to event
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http://8thafhs.com/missions.php

Date Contributor Update
13 November 2014 14:49:04 Emily Changes to media associations
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Associated Media based on images associated with mission in Freeman, 'The Mighty Eighth War Diary'.

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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