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29 April 1944

Object Number - UPL 19350 - 466th BG Mission Route Map 29 April 1944 - Berlin The 466th BG would have two KIA, 16 POW and three evades as the result of one aircraft shot...

Mission Details

Description: BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

BERLIN (Primary)

Description: INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Notes: 4 COMBAT BOMBARDMENT WING was off course, strongly attacked by fighters, and attacked Magdeburg instead of Berlin. 3rd Bomb Division was made up of 95th Bomb Group, 95th Bomb Group, 96th Bomb Group, 100th Bomb Group, 385th Bomb Group, 388th Bomb Group, 390th Bomb Group, 447th Bomb Group, 452nd Bomb Group. 447th Bomb Group had a really bad day losing 11 aircraft.

  • Unit Hierarchy: Division
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Combat organisation

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 291 T HE 188 T IB

BERLIN (Primary)

Description: MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress

Notes: 1st Bomb Division was made up of 91st Bomb Group, 92nd Bomb Group, 303rd Bomb Group, 305th Bomb Group, 306th Bomb Group, 351st Bomb Group, 379th Bomb Group, 381st Bomb Group, 384th Bomb Group, 401st Bomb Group, 457th Bomb Group. 457th BG - MISSION NO. 36 - BERLIN, GERMANY 29 APRIL, 1944 This mission took the Group to the business district of Berlin. Twelve Combat Wings were directed to Berlin. The Group supplied twenty-four aircraft and flew as the high box in the 94th Combat Wing. Major George C. Hozier flew as Air Commander, and Lt. Mark R. Beicher as pilot. There was an undercast at the target area. All aircraft dropped bombs on the Wing Lead PFF ship. Bombing results were unobserved. No enemy aircraft were observed; flak was moderate to intense. No aircraft were lost. Other wings were not so fortunate. One B-24 Group lost eighteen planes near Magdeburg, and a total of sixty-three bombers failed to

  • Unit Hierarchy: Division
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment
Unofficial emblem of the 457th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 316 T HE 155 T IB

BERLIN (Primary)

Description: MARSHALLING YARDS

Notes: 2nd Bomb Division was made up of 44th Bomb Group, 93rd Bomb Group, 389th Bomb Group, 392nd Bomb Group, 445th Bomb Group, 446th Bomb Group, 448th Bomb Group, 453rd Bomb Group, 458th Bomb Group, 466th Bomb Group, 467th Bomb Group. A shot-down B-24 with full bomb load was observed crashing into the VW factory near Fallersleben.

  • Unit Hierarchy: Division
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Combat organisation

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 158 T HE 390 T IB

BRANDENBURG (Opportunistic)

Description: INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

MAGDEBURG (Opportunistic)

Description: INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

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People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 390th Bomb Group 571st Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier, Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 784th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner
The insignia of the 545th Bomb Squadron, 384th Bomb Group.
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 545th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-813841
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 390th Bomb Group 570th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 38133497
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Flight Engineer

Aircraft

Revisions

Date20 May 2015 13:01:57
Sources

Mission details added courtesy of Diane Elizabeth Reese from 457th Bomb Group Mission Documents. http://www.457thbombgroup.org/

Date27 Sep 2014 18:43:06
ContributorAAM
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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