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15 May 1944

Mission Details

MARQUISE/MIMOYECQUES (Primary)

Description: V-1 MISSILE SITES

Notes: 1st Bomb Division was made up of 303rd Bomb Group, 379th Bomb Group, 384th Bomb Group.

  • Unit Hierarchy: Division
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 133 T HE

SIRACOURT (Primary)

Description: V-1 MISSILE SITES

Notes: 2nd Bomb Division was made up of 44 Bomb Group, 93rd Bomb Group, 389th Bomb Group, 392nd Bomb Group, 445th Bomb Group, 453rd Bomb Group, 492nd Bomb Group

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

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 352 T HE

Connections

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People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy) 856th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-663450
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy) 856th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-807820
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs 68th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 11062335 on enlisting
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier/Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs 506th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade)
  • Role/Job: general maintenance, spare bomber gunner
Nine members of a B-24 bomber crew in uniform posing in front of aircraft
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy) 856th Bomb Squadron 858th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-796852
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Breezy Lady/Superman/Marie
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy) 859th Bomb Squadron 752nd Bomb Squadron
A B-24 Liberators including, (serial number 44-40066) nicknamed "S.O.L", of the 458th Bomb Group fly in formation with a flight assembly ship. Written on slide casing: 'SOL, Azon a/c.'
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: S.O.L.
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 753rd Bomb Squadron 858th Bomb Squadron 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Big Fat Mama
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy) 786th Bomb Squadron 856th Bomb Squadron 93rd Bomb Group 579th Bomb Squadron 328th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Sweat Box
  • Unit: 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs 66th Bomb Squadron 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy) 857th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Say When
  • Unit: 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy) 858th Bomb Squadron 859th Bomb Squadron

Revisions

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'.