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  • 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 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

  • 306A

    18 April 1944
    The handwritten log of my father, Horace O. "Hank" Turner, states this.. "Started to raid Berlin, bad weather and we bombed Brandenberg. formation bad and flak terrific." He had marked it with an "x", which he noted meant that "Our plane was hit by...

  • 308A

    19 April 1944

  • 309

    20 April 1944

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  • Marshall Button

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 390th Bomb Group

  • Alfred D'Alessandris

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner/Engineer | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-17 #4297129. His B-17 was shot down at Stutebuell, 3 kms north west of Kappeln, near Schleswig, near the German/Denmark border at 2.15pm. ...

  • James Hentges

    Military | Flight Officer | Bombardier | 96th Bomb Group
    My grandfather, James (Jim) N. Hentges was 2nd Lieutenant, Flight Officer and Bombardier on B-17G-90-BO “Green Weenie” #43-38644. Tail Marking “C” with square. He enlisted at age 18 and was assigned to the 96th BG (Heavy) in October 1944. We was...

  • Geraldine Hill

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Aircraft Plotter
    Geraldine Hill, or Gerry as she was called, achieved the rank of Sergeant in the Women's Army Corps as an enlisted woman pioneer who was stationed in England during World War II. She plotted the courses of Allied planes in flight over England and...

  • Richard Maxwell

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 96th Bomb Group

  • Richard Meister

    Military | Captain


  • 44-8148 Seamans' Demons

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 22/6/44; Langley 27/7/44; Grenier 11/8/44; Assigned PFF as 369BS/306BG [WW-K] Thurleigh 13/8/44; transferred 95BG Horham 14/8/44; 3m, transferred 100BG Thorpe Abbotts 30/10/44; battle damaged Hamm 26/11/44 with ?; force landed St Trond...




Date Contributor Update
10 March 2016 02:03:24 Jameswbrice Changes to mission associations and media associations

James W Brice

Date Contributor Update
09 December 2014 21:24:57 Lee8thbuff Changes to unit encompassing associations and mission associations

Lee Cunningham 9-Dec-2014 Corrected association from VIII Fighter Command to VIII Bomber Command.

Date Contributor Update
09 December 2014 21:21:42 Lee8thbuff Changes to type, aircraft types and mission associations

Lee Cunningham 9-Dec-2014. Added info to Basic Details per my own research. Primary sources: Roger A. Freeman and Stan Bishop.

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

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / 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)