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2nd Bomb Division

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  • 8th Air Force 228 BIG WEEK - DAY 2

    21 February 1944
    Day 2 of BIG WEEK is another maximum effort by 8th Air Force to bomb 6 airfields in Germany as primary targets: Diepholz, Guttersloh, Lippstadt, Werl, Achmer and Handorf. In addition the industrial areas of Brunswick city are incuded as a primary...

  • 8th Air Force 287

    1 April 1944
    The industrial areas of Ludwigshafen was the traget for this mission, but the mission was frustrated by heavy cloud cover and navigational errors that resulted in the mission going haywire. 3rd Air Division and 2nd Air Division despatch heavy bombers....

  • 8th Air Force 288

    5 April 1944
    A combined force of 50 B-24s from: 93BG; 458BG and 466BG are despatched to bomb V-Weapon sites in the St.Pol/Siracourt area of France. Could cover frsutrated bombing attems and only 21 aircraft are effective. There are no losses, casualties or claims.

  • 8th Air Force 290

    6 April 1944
    The V-Weapon site of Watten, France is the target for this mission. Formations from 2nd Air Division: 44BG; 93BG; 392BG; 446BG and 448BG are despatched but weather was so bad that only one box was able to bomb. 12 aircraft are effective on the site....

  • 8th Air Force 291

    8 April 1944

  • 8th Air Force 293

    9 April 1944

  • 8th Air Force 295

    10 April 1944

  • 8th Air Force 298

    11 April 1944

  • 8th Air Force 300

    12 April 1944

  • 301

    13 April 1944

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People

  • Anthony Attala

    Military | Corporal | Fire Fighter | 458th Bomb Group
    Served with the 2016th Engineer Aviation Fire Fighting Platoon

  • Louis Bauer

    Military | Sergeant | Fire Fighter | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 201th EAFFP 13 August 1943 from Westover Field, MA. Promoted to T/5 29 January 1944

  • Arthur Cunningham

    Military | Lieutenant | 2016th EAFFP Commanding Officer (Jul 43 - Mar 44) | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned as Commanding Officer of 2016th EAFFP 16 July 1943 per par26, SO#94 Hq. AAB, Bradley Field, Connecticut Transferred to Hq Air Svc, USSTAF 22 March 1944.

  • Lawrence Dundon

    Military | 2016th Commanding Officer (Jul 44) | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned as Commanding Officer of the 2016th EAFFP on 16 July 1944, per par 1 SO# 197, Hq AAF 147, APO 558.

  • Orval Reeder

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down at Madgeburg on 9/11/44 in B-24 #4295258 ...

  • Carl Royer

    Military | Corporal | Fire Fighter | 458th Bomb Group
    Served with the 2016th Engineer Aviation Fire Fighting Platoon

  • Alben Shelton

    Military | Captain | 2016th EAFFP Commanding Officer (Mar 43 - Jul 44) | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned as Commanding Officer of the 2016th EAFFP, 30 March 1944.

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:44 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Units in the UK from ETOUSA Station List, as transcribed by Lt. Col. Philip Grinton (US Army, Retired) and extracted by IWM; air division data from L.D. Underwood, based on the 8th Air Force Strength Report of 6th August 1944, as published in 'The 8th Air Force Yearbook' by Lt. Col. John H Woolnough (1980)

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