498

27 July 1944

Mission Details

Description: BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

BRUSSELS/VILVORDE (Primary)

Description: COMMUNICATIONS CENTER

Notes: 3rd Bomb Division was made up of B-24s is 34th Bomb Group, 486th Bomb Group, 487th Bomb Group, 490th Bomb Group, 491st Bomb Group, 493rd Bomb Group.

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

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 96.9 T

GHENT/TERNEUZEN (Opportunistic)

Description: OIL REFINERY

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 33 T

GRAVELINES (Primary)

Description: COASTAL BATTERIES

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 62.5 T

OSTEND/CAP GRIS NEZ/CALAISE

Description: COASTAL BATTERIES

Notes: Recalled because of weather. Bomb Division was made up of B-17s is 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

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People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 34th Bomb Group 18th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 17160682
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 3rd Air Division 93rd Combat Bomb Wing 490th Bomb Group 851st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: A0704578
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Role/Job: Navigator; Statistics
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 490th Bomb Group 851st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-766252
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier - 1035
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 385th Bomb Group 550th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-695233
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator

Aircraft

Revisions

Date27 Sep 2014 18:43:07
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'.