342A

7 May 1944

Object Number - UPL 19355 - 466th BG MIssion Route Map 7 May 1944 Osnabruck, Germany Thirty 466th BG aircraft dropped 62 tons of bombs on the target

Mission Details

Description: BOMB TARGET OF OPPORTUNITY

Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress

Notes: 39 of 600 B-17s dispatched on a PFF attack on Berlin bomb targets of opportunity.

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 15.5 T HE
  • Aircraft sent: 39

Description: BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 82.5 T HE

BERLIN (Primary)

Description: INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

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, 388th Bomb Group, 401st Bomb Group, 457th Bomb Group. 457th BG - MISSION NO. 40 - BERLIN, GERMANY 7 MAY, 1944 The target was the same as Mission No. 39, the Friecfrjchstrasse railroad station. The Group supplied twenty- four planes to form the high box in the 94th Combat Wing. Major Theodore C. Hoffman was Air Commander, and Lt. Malcolm E. Johnson was pilot. The target area was completely covered with clouds, so bombing was done by PFF. Bombing results were not observed. Flak was moderate but accurate, and eleven aircraft received damage.

  • 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: 700.5 T HE

BERLIN (Primary)

Description: INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Notes: 3rd Bomb Division was made up of 94th 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.

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

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 546 T HE

Münster, Germany

Description: INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator

Notes: 2nd Bomb Division was made up of 44, 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.

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

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 412 T HE
  • Aircraft sent: 147

Osnabrück, Germany

Description: INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 446 T HE
  • Aircraft sent: 165
  • Aircraft missing in action: 1

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People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 6962724
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 36703821
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Togglier, Waist Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 31037975 / O-681515
  • Highest Rank: Major
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner

Aircraft

Revisions

Date11 Jun 2016 13:21:33
ContributorRainer
Sources

MACR 4934

Date20 May 2015 13:17:14
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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