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8th Air Force 250

6 March 1944

Official description

Not yet known

Description

The industrial areas of Berlin and Genshagen, Germany are the primary targets for this mission. A combined force of 730 heavy bombers are despatched from 1st, 2nd and 3rd Air Divisions. The despatch from 3rd Air Division bombs Targets of Opportunity in the Berlin area. Bomber gunner claims for the entire 3 Division formation were bundled in the source data as being 97-28-60 (probably exaggerated). A total of 69 aircraft Failed to Return, a loss rate of 9.452%. While that loss rate was considered very high, the strategy of attacking high profile targets in order to draw up the Luftwaffe does pay benefits with 179-36-93 of German aircraft claimed. It is not the loss of aircraft that is so devestating to the Luftwaffe but the loss of pilots.

Mission summary follows:

1st Air Division: A force of 262 B-17s from: 91BG; 92BG; 303BG; 305BG; 306BG; 351BG; 379BG; 381BG; 384BG; 401BG; 457BG; and 482BG are despatched. 248 aircraft are effective on Berlin, Germany. 19 aircraft Failed to Return (FTR) - 60KIA 117POW(1DIC) 4EVD 10INT (Sweden). 4 aircraft were Damaged Beyond Repair (DBR) in crashes (3 on return 1 due to pilot error shortly after take off) - 1KIA 3POW (baled out over enemy territory) 1EVD 35RTD. 172 aircraft were damaged. 2 airmen in returning aircraft were KIA and another 8 were WIA.
Bomber gunner claims of 97-28-60 are bundled for all 3 Air Divisions. There are no other losses, casualties or claims in this element.

3rd Air Division: A combined force of 242 B-17s from: 94BG; 95BG; 96BG; 100BG; 385BG; 388BG; 390BG; 447BG; and 352BG are despatched. A total of 226 aircraft were effective on the industrial areas of the following German cities as Targets of Opportunity (TOs) (Source data does not state how many were effective on each target): Templin, Verden, Kalkeberge, Potsdam, Oranienburg, and Wittenberg. 34 aircraft Failed to Return (FTR) - 95KIA 221POW(1DIC) 5EVD 20INT (Sweden). 3 aircraft were Damaged Beyond Repair (DBR) in crash landings upon return - 1KIA 7POW (baled out) 1EVD 31RTD. 121 aircraft were damaged. 1 airman in a returning aircraft was KIA and 15 others were WIA. There are no other losses or casualties in this element.

2nd Air Division: A combined force of 226 B-24s from: 44BG; 93BG; 389BG; 392BG; 445BG; 446BG; 448BG; 453BG; and 458BG are despatched to bomb the aircraft factories at Genshagen, Germany. 198 aircraft are effective on the following targets (source data does not indicate how many were effective on each target: Genshagen (P); Berlin (S) and Potsdam as a Target of Opportunity (TO). 58KIA 82POW(1DIC) 6EVD 4RTD (rescued by ASR) 10 INT (Sweden). 1 aircraft is Damaged Beyond Repair (DBR) when it crashed on take off with a full bomb load and explodes - 10KIA. 5 airmen in returning aircraft are KIA and another 8 are WIA. There are no other losses or casualties in this element.

Mission details

1. BERLIN (Secondary)

Description

AIRCRAFT FACTORIES

Aircraft type

B-24 Liberator

Notes

It has not been determined which 2nd Bomb Division Groups bombed this target.

Mission Statistics

2. BERLIN/GENSHAGEN (Primary)

Description

INDUSTRIAL AREA

Aircraft type

B-17 Flying Fortress

Notes

Fighter opposition is some of the fiercest of the war and the 8th Air Force experiences the highest losses for a single day in combat, but the bombers and fighter escorts take a great toll of the Luftwaffe. Groups participating are those of the 1st Bomb Division. Bomber gunner claims for all attacking units are bundled under this element.

457th BG MISSION NO. 8 - BERLIN, GERMANY

6 MARCH 1944

Eighteen aircraft returned to Erkner and the V.K.F. ball bearing works for the third time. Fourteen Combat Wings were dispatched to attack Berlin targets. The Group comprised the 94th Combat Wing's high box. Captain Fred A. Spencer was Air Commander and Lt. J. L. Smith was pilot.
Near Magdeburg the Group encountered heavy and vigorous enemy fighter opposition, principally by Me-210s, Me- 109s and Ju-88s. Two crews, those of Lt. Roy E. Graves and Lt. Eugene H. Whalen, were lost during the encounter. Lt. Whalen, flying in the high box, was a victim of a German Me-109 fighter; his aircraft exploded and fell into the low box, crashing into Lt. Graves. Only the tail gunner of the Graves crew survived.

On reaching the IP, the groups formed in trail. When the Wing Leader dropped bombs the 457th lead plane did not observe the lead group's release. On withdrawal from the target a bomb run was made on the oil refinery at Verden, near Bremen. Results were poor.

Antiaircraft opposition was heavy in the Berlin area. In addition to the two planes lost, five aircraft sustained damage from flak and one other sustained fighter damage. Crews reported observing a total of thirteen bombers in the Division formation being shot down.
Sixty-nine bombers were lost in the day's operation.

Units

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated on 3-Feb-1942 at Pendleton Field, Oregon. They assembled at Gowen Field, Idaho on 11-February 1942 where it conducted flight training until 12-Jun-1942. The Group then moved to Alamogordo Field, New...

  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    Group
    The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...

  • 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    Group
    Constituted as 306th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Mar 1942. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Aug-Sep 1942, and assigned to Eighth AF Eighth Air Force in September 1942 Station 111 Thurleigh. During combat,...

  • 351st Bomb Group

    351st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 351st Bomb Group flew strategic bombing missions from their base at Polebrook, Northamptonshire from April 1943 to June 1945. The Group's most famous member was Hollywood actor Clark Gable, who flew four/ five missions with them as an observer...

  • 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...

  • 381st Bomb Group

    381st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 381st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Ridgewell, Essex between June 1943 and April 1945. The Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit Citations, the first for bombing shipyards at Bremen, whilst under heavy attack, on 8 October 1943 and...

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 384th Bomb Group flew B-17s from Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, between May 1943 and June 1945. They were engaged in daylight bombing missions over Germany as part of the Allies' efforts to destroy the effectiveness of the Luftwaffe by...

  • 398th Bomb Group

    398th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 398th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire on strategic bombing raids over Germany. The Group switched focus in the days before D-Day, when they targeted enemy positions on the Cherbourg peninsula. When the Allied...

  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 401st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, from November 1943 to June 1945. Starting their missions at that time meant the focus was very much on the coming invasion attempt of France planned for the following...

  • 457th Bomb Group

    457th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 457th Bomb Group began combat operations during the Big Week of 20-25 February when American bombers carried out concentrated raids against German aircraft bases, factories and assembly plants. The air crews' targets on that first mission were...

  • 482nd Bomb Group

    482nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 482nd Bomb Group was a Pathfinder Group, which using radar-equipped aircraft to support bombing missions until March 1944. Aircraft from this Group went ahead of other Bombers and sent information back about the best routes to take and the extent...

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    Group
    The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...

  • 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    Group
    The 92nd Group's 327th Bomb Squadron was the only Eighth Air Force squadron to fly YB-40s in combat. YB-40s were B-17s modified to fly as a heavily armed escort for other bombers. They were flown on missions between May and June 1943. Between May 1943...

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 459.50
Number of aircraft Sent 262
Number of aircraft Effective 248
Number of aircraft Missing In Action 19
Number of aircraft Damaged Beyond Repair 4
Number of aircraft Damaged 172
Number of people Killed In Action 63
Number of people Wounded in Action 8
Number of people Evaded 5
Number of people Prisoners of War 120
Number of people Died in Captivity 1
Number of people Interned 10
Number of people Returned To Duty 35
Enemy aircraft claimed as Destroyed by Bomber Command 97
Enemy aircraft claimed as Probably Destroyed by Bomber Command 28
Enemy aircraft claimed as Damaged by Bomber Command 60

3. GENSHAGEN (Primary)

Description

AIRCRAFT FACTORIES

Aircraft type

B-24 Liberator

Notes

Groups participating are those of 2nd Bomb Division.

Units

  • 389th Bomb Group

    389th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 389th Bomb Group, known in more familiar terms as "the Sky Scorpions", flew strategic bombing missions in B-24 Liberators from Hethel, England. They also sent detachments to join bases in North Africa at Benghazi No. 10, Libya, between 3 July 1943...

  • 392nd Bomb Group

    392nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 392nd Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators out of Wendling, Norfolk from August 1943 until April 1945. They were the first Group to be given B-24H Liberators, the first B-24 model that was fitted with a nose turret on the production line, an adaptation...

  • 445th Bomb Group

    445th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 445th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Tibenham, Norfolk. The crews' first mission was bombing U-boat installations at Kiel on 13 December 1943. The Group continued to hit strategic targets in Germany, including the aircraft components factory...

  • 448th Bomb Group

    448th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 448th Bomb Group was a B-24 Liberator Group that flew out of Seething, Norfolk. The Group flew their first mission on the 22nd December 1943 and over the next eighteen months the air crews flew 262 missions over occupied Europe. These bombing...

  • 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    Group
    The 44th Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 15-January-1942 at McDill Field, Florida and equipped with B-24Cs. The Group moved to Barksdale Field, Louisiana and acted as a training unit for the 90th 93rd and 98th Bomb Groups and flew anti...

  • 453rd Bomb Group

    453rd Bomb Group

    Group
    As well as strategic bombardment missions, the 453rd Bomb Group also ferried cargo on two occasions. They hauled petrol, blankets, and rations to France in September 1944 and dropped ammunition, food and medical supplies near Wesel during the airborne...

  • 458th Bomb Group

    458th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 458th Bomb Group (H) entered combat with the 8th Air Force in February 1944. Based at Horsham St. Faith in England, the combat crews participated in the decisive Campaigns 'Big Week', 'Big B', D-Day and the assault on Germany's oil industry waged...

  • 93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bomb Group

    Group
    93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 1-March-1942 at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. On 15-May-1942 the Group moved to Ft. Myers, Florida to continue advanced flight training and also to fly anti-submarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico; they...

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 533.00
Number of aircraft Sent 226
Number of aircraft Effective 198
Number of aircraft Missing In Action 16
Number of aircraft Damaged Beyond Repair 1
Number of aircraft Damaged 54
Number of people Killed In Action 83
Number of people Evaded 6
Number of people Prisoners of War 82
Number of people Died in Captivity 1
Number of people Interned 10
Number of people Returned To Duty 4

4. KALKEBERGE (Opportunistic)

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Aircraft type

B-17 Flying Fortress

Notes

It has not been determined which 3rd Bomb Division Groups bombed this target.

Mission Statistics

5. ORANIENBURG (Opportunistic)

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Aircraft type

B-17 Flying Fortress

Notes

It has not been determined which 3rd Bomb Division Groups bombed this target.

Mission Statistics

6. POTSDAM (Opportunistic)

Description

AIRCRAFT FACTORIES

Aircraft type

B-24 Liberator

Notes

It has not been determined which 2nd Bomb Division Groups bombed this target.

Mission Statistics

7. POTSDAM (Opportunistic)

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Aircraft type

B-17 Flying Fortress

Notes

It has not been determined which 3rd Bomb Division Groups bombed this target.

Mission Statistics

8. TEMPLIN (Opportunistic)

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Aircraft type

B-17 Flying Fortress

Notes

The 100th Bomb Group lost 15 aircraft on this raid, the highest of any group on a single mission in the 8th Air Force. They became known as "The Bloody Hundredth." Groups participating are those of 3rd Bomb Division. Statistics bundled for all 3rd Bomb Division targets. Groups participating are those of 3rd Bomb Division.

Units

  • 100th Bomb Group

    100th Bomb Group

    Group
    "The Bloody Hundredth", so-called because of a reputation for losing a high number aircraft and crews, flew B-17s from Thorpe Abbotts, Norfolk. Their losses were not the highest of any Eighth Air Force Group but on several occasions the Group lost many...

  • 385th Bomb Group

    385th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 385th Bomb Group, who took the nickname "Van's Valiants" after their first Commanding Officer Col. Elliot Vandevanter, flew B-17s from Great Ashfield, Suffolk. The Group led the famous attack on the Focke-Wolfe aircraft factory at Marienburg on 9...

  • 388th Bomb Group

    388th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 388th Bomb Group flew strategic bombing mission from Knettishall, Suffolk from June 1943 to the end of the war. During this time, though, detachments were sent to Fersfield, Norfolk to conduct Aphrodite missions. In these Aphrodite missions veteran...

  • 390th Bomb Group

    390th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 390th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Framlingham, Suffolk, between July 1943 and the end of the war in Europe. The Group was engaged in strategic missions until the invasion of Europe when its role became more of a tactical one. This...

  • 447th Bomb Group

    447th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 447th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses on strategic bombardment missions out of Rattlesden, Suffolk. With their first mission coming near the close of 1943, their main focus was hitting sites that would weaken enemy forces connected with a...

  • 452nd Bomb Group

    452nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 452nd Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deopham Green, Norfolk, from January 1944. The air crews hit strategic sites in Germany but also supported the movement of ground forces across Europe after D-Day. On 6 June 1944 itself, the Group...

  • 94th Bomb Group

    94th Bomb Group

    Group
    Activated 15-Jun-1942 at MacDill Field, Florida. Initial organisation and training at Pendleton Field, Oregon on 29-Jun-1942; Primary flight training at Davis-Monthan Field in Arizona from 28-Aug-42 to 31-Oct-42 than at Biggs Field, El Paso, Texas from...

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 655.50
Number of aircraft Sent 242
Number of aircraft Effective 226
Number of aircraft Missing In Action 34
Number of aircraft Damaged Beyond Repair 4
Number of aircraft Damaged 121
Number of people Killed In Action 96
Number of people Evaded 5
Number of people Prisoners of War 221
Number of people Died in Captivity 1
Number of people Interned 20
Number of people Returned To Duty 29

9. VERDEN (Opportunistic)

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Aircraft type

B-17 Flying Fortress

Notes

It has not been determined which 3rd Bomb Division Groups bombed this target.

Mission Statistics

10. WITTENBURG (Opportunistic)

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Aircraft type

B-17 Flying Fortress

Notes

It has not been determined which 3rd Bomb Division Groups bombed this target.

Mission Statistics

Service

People

  • Robert Abrams

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 452nd Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters on a mission to Erkner, Berlin on 8 Mar 1944 in B-17G #42-37954 'Hank from Dixie'. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Albert Amiero

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 100th Bomb Group
    Shot down during strong fighter attacks and crashed near Quakenbruck, GR on a mission to Klein Machnow, Berlin on 6 Mar 1944 in B-17G #42-31731. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Beverly Ballard

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 458th Bomb Group
    After being badly damaged over Berlin on a mission to Genshagen near Berlin on 6 Mar 1944, B-24H #42-52450 crashed on the return N of Amsterdam. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Thomas Barksdale

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Attacked by fighters en-route to the target at Klein Machow, Berlin on 6 Mar 1944, B-17G #42-32002 'Berlin First' crashed near Bremen after the crew baled out. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Samuel Barrick

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 100th Bomb Group
    With two engines damaged by fighters on a mission to Klein Machnow, Berlin on 6 Mar 1944, B-17G #42-39994 'SNORT STUFF' headed for Sweden and landed at Bulltofta. Interned.

  • Sherwin Barton

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 100th Bomb Group
    After being set on fire by fighters on a mission to Klein Machow, Berlin on 6 Mar 1944, B-17G #42-31800crashed S of Diepholz after the crew baled out. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Harry Bengry

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 458th Bomb Group
    After being badly damaged over Berlin on a mission to Genshagen near Berlin on 6 Mar 1944, B-24H #42-52450 crashed on the return N of Amsterdam. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Jack Bogusch

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 458th Bomb Group
    Shot down flak and crashed near Tubbergen, Holland on a mision to Genshagen near Berlin on 6 Mar 1944 in B-24H 41-29286. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Robert Brackbill

    Military | Master Sergeant | Engineering Officer | 452nd Bomb Group
    Flew two missions over Berlin. 06 March,'44, FW-190's and ME-109s attacked on the way home, heaviest being in region of Nienburg to Drummer Lake. In close attack they used swooper, scissors, roller-coaster, double ques, and triple threats tactics. ...

  • George Brannan

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 100th Bomb Group
    Shot down by massive fighter attacks and crashed W of Vechta, GR on a mission to Klein Machnow, Berlin on 6 Mar 1944 in B-17G #42-31735 'Lucky Lee'. Prisoner of War (POW). ...

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Aircraft

  • 42-29943 'Situation Normal'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 15/3/43; Smoky Hill 26/3/43; Dow Fd 31/5/43; Assigned 305BG Chelveston 15/6/43; transferred 334BS/95BG [BG-K] Alconbury 16/6/43; Framlingham 12/5/43; 335BS [OE-K] Horham 15/6/43; 12/9/43 with A.R. Witt f/d RAF Morton Calence (?); 20...

  • 42-30412 Mischief-Maker II

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Plane Mischief Maker II entered combat approximately Jun43 under command of Capt V.L. Iverson after the original Mischief Maker was damaged beyond repair. After this crew completed 25 missions Maj. Iverson was retained for HQ USSTAF, the crew...

  • 42-31055

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 11/9/43; Scott 19/9/43; Assigned 360BS/303BG [PU-J] Molesworth 18/10/43; battle damaged Berlin 6/3/44 but got back to base; 2 SAD Lt Staughton, ret 9/4/44; dec war weary 9/4/45; Salvaged Alconbury 1/6/45. ALOHA.

  • 42-31135 Suzy Sagtitz

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 25/9/43; Gr Isle 8/10/43; Romulus 12/10/43; Assigned 562BS/388BG Knettishall 14/10/43; Missing in Action Berlin 6/3/44 with Montgomery Givens, Co-pilot: Harry Teat, Navigator: Ken Betts, Bombardier: Larry McMillan, Flight engineer...

  • 42-31163 A Good And Happy Ship

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 27/9/43; Gr Island 9/10/43; Nashville 12/10/43; Assigned 562BS/388BG Knettishall 14/10/43; Missing in Action Berlin 6/3/44 with Chas Wallace, Co-pilot: Edwin Gilroy, Navigator: Dick Kohn, Bombardier: Marvin Horn, Flight engineer/top...

  • 42-31213

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    (GH) Delivered Denver 4/10/43; Grand Island 19/10/43; Romulus 26/10/43; Assigned 359BS/303BG [BN-Z] Molesworth 18/11/43; Missing in Action Dessau 30/5/44 with Doug Van Weelden, Navigator: Bob Saumsiegle, Bombardier: Ron Vincent, Flight engineer/top...

  • 42-31299 'She's My Gal II' aka 'Junior'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 16/10/43; Gr Island 29/10/43; Memphis 5/11/43; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-M] Horham 12/11/43; on practice mission 4/12/43 with Glenn Infield, Co-pilot: Louis Reno, Navigator: Melvin Fledeboe, Radio Operator: Chas Merrman, etg-Z.A....

  • 42-31373 Flakstop

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/10/43; Walla Walla 9/11/43; Assigned 731BS/452BG [7D-V] Deopham Green 3/1/44; Missing in Action Berlin 6/3/43 with Chas Wagner, Radio Operator: Francis Shaffer, Waist gunner: Joe Tracey, Waist gunner: Fred Richmond,Tail gunner:...

  • 42-31610 Liberty Belle

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 29/11/43; Cheyenne 10/12/43; Kearney 21/12/43; Romulus 6/1/44; Presque Is 9/1/44; Nutts Corner 15/1/44; Assigned 322BS/91BG [LG-M] Bassingbourn 1/2/44; Missing in Action Munich 16/7/44 with Don DeLisle, Co-pilot: Norman Kimmel,...

  • 42-31678 Little Patches

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 6/12/43; Kearney 19/12/43; Presque Is 9/1/44; RAF Nutts Corner 18/1/44; Assigned 324BS/91BG [DF-L] Bassingbourn 27/1/44; 401BS [LL-L]; 100+m Returned to the USA 121 BU Bradley 11/6/45; Romulus 12/6/45; Topeka 13/6/45; 4168 Base Unit,...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 March 2016 18:52:32 Lee8thbuff Changes to description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 1-Mar-2016. Correcting typo in Mission Summary.

Date Contributor Update
19 February 2016 19:58:12 Lee8thbuff Changes to event
Sources

Lee Cunnigham 19-Feb-2016. Added bomber gunner claims for ALL attacking units to the Berlin/Genshagen element statistics based on "The Mighty Eighth War Diary", Roger A. Freeman

Date Contributor Update
19 February 2016 19:45:57 Lee8thbuff Changes to description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 19-Feb-2016. Added Mission Narrative based on "The Mighty Eighth War Diary", Roger A. Freeman; losses and other statistics confirmed from MACRS and "Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces", Stan Bishop & John A. Hey MBE.

Date Contributor Update
01 June 2015 16:43:34 466thHistorian Changes to event
Sources

Mighty Eighth War Diary

Date Contributor Update
13 May 2015 13:27:58 general ira snapsorter Changes to event
Sources

Mission detail added courtesy of Diane Reese - http://www.457thbombgroup.org/Narratives/MA8.HTML

Date Contributor Update
05 January 2015 22:27:28 466thHistorian Changes to person associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Target Berlin - Mission 250
Jeffery L. Ethell & Alfred Price

Date Contributor Update
29 November 2014 02:07:00 466thHistorian Changes to person associations
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:43:11 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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