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7 May 1944
media-19355.jpeg UPL 19355 466th BG MIssion Route Map
7 May 1944
Osnabruck, Germany

Thirty 466th BG aircraft dropped 62 tons of bombs on the target 466th Bomb Group collection

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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.

Brigadier-General Frank Alton Armstrong Jr. during a visit to the 305th Bomb Group Official caption on image: "(GPR-83-9305) (18-6-43) (Brig. Gen. Armstrong..."
  • 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.

Three B-17 Flying Fortresses of the 94th Bomb Group are attacked by a Nazi Fighter aircraft during a mission. Printed caption on reverse of print: 'A-62641 USAF: Nazi fighter plane attacking Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortresses" during a bomb run over enemy installations somewhere in Europe, 10 September 1944. 100th[sic] Bomb Group, 3rd Bomb Division. U.S. Air Force Photo.'
  • 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.

A formation of B-24 Liberators of the 446th Bomb Group enroute to Europe. Printed caption on reverse: '71049 AC- A formation of Consolidated B-24 "Liberators" of the 2nd Bomb Division, roars over Europe en route to the target area. 24 November 1944. US Air Force photo.'
  • 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

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: - Little Sheppard
  • Unit: 448th Bomb Group 712th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Rough Riders
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 755th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: The 401st Hack, Agony Wagon, Gravy Train
  • Unit: 390th Bomb Group 401st Bomb Group 91st Bomb Group 97th Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron 613th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Unit: 389th Bomb Group 565th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Big Dick Hard To Hit
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 755th Bomb Squadron

Related videos and documents

  • Media Type: Document
  • Object Number: Document 53097
  • Description: 401st Bomb Group, Mission No 64, 7 May 1944, Berlin

Revisions

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MACR 4934

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

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ContributorAAM
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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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