UPL 23925

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Map of 8th Air Force mission #548 on August 13, 1944. Light penciled line is the actual route. From the estate of Harold Motz, navigator on the Westrope crew, 708th squadron, 447th bomb group. Harold's notes describe the target as tactical communications in the Seine river area. Original map now in the collection of the Museum of the US Air Force, Dayton, Ohio.

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Units

The insignia of the 447th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 447th Bomb Group 708th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 447th Bomb Group 708th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 35652655
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 447th Bomb Group 708th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade)
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 447th Bomb Group 708th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Role/Job: Bombardier, Pilot, Comptroller
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 447th Bomb Group 708th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 37536427
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Lower Ball Turret Gunner/Waist Gunner

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Ground Pounder
  • Unit: 447th Bomb Group 708th Bomb Squadron

Locations

Mission

  • Date: 13 August 1944

Revisions

Date: 5 Nov 2022 07:39:47
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Timothy Motz

Date: 5 Nov 2022 07:39:47
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Timothy Motz from the estate of Harold Motz, 2016

Date: 5 Nov 2022 07:39:47
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Timothy Motz

Date: 16 Oct 2016 20:43:48
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Timothy Motz from the estate of Harold Motz, 2016