350

11 May 1944

Object Number - UPL 44299 - 8th Air Force mission 350; May 11, 1944; Malines, Belgium railroad yard. 447th Bomb Group strike photo

Mission Details

Description: MARSHALLING YARDS

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 19 T HE

BELFORT (Primary)

Description: MARSHALLING YARDS

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 82.5 T HE

CAEN (Opportunistic)

Description: AIRFIELD

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 2.5 T HE

CHAUMONT (Opportunistic)

Description: MARSHALLING YARDS

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 60 T HE

CHAUMONT (Primary)

Description: MARSHALLING YARDS

Notes: Faulty navigation causes 92nd Combat Bombardment Wing to not find target.

The insignia of the 34th Bomb Group
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment
The insignia of the 388th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment
The insignia of the 487th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 0.00

EPINAL (Primary)

Description: MARSHALLING YARDS

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 168 T HE

Description: AIRFIELD

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 6 T HE

MULHOUSE (Primary)

Description: MARSHALLING YARDS

Notes: The single B-24 MIA was from the 487th Bomb Group and was piloted by LT COL Beirne LAY, Jr., a prominent Hollywood screen writer. LT COL Lay managed to evade capture. After the war he returned to Hollywood and wrote the screenplay for the famous movie "Twelve O'Clock High" starring Gregory Peck. 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, 447th Bomb Group, 453rd Bomb Group, 458th Bomb Group, 466th Bomb Group, 467th Bomb Group, 492nd Bomb Group, 486th Bomb Group, 487th Bomb Group. The 492nd Bomb Group flies its first mission.

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

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 337 T HE

ORLEANS/BRICY (Opportunistic)

Description: AIRFIELD

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 39 T HE

Connections

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People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 389th Bomb Group 566th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 19193344
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball turret gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 785th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-692287 and 35714917
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 446th Bomb Group 707th Bomb Squadron
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 446th Bomb Group
  • Service Numbers: 0 752 479
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy) 858th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-728982
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Merchant of Venice
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 785th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Ruth-Marie
  • Unit: 467th Bomb Group 790th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Go Getter | Fate's Fortune
  • Unit: 467th Bomb Group 789th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Bold Venture
  • Unit: 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy) 859th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Breezy Lady/Superman/Marie
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy) 859th Bomb Squadron 752nd Bomb Squadron

Revisions

Date18 Feb 2017 23:41:11
Contributorgish1893
Sources

Glen Hartzell diary

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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