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1 August 1944

Object Number - UPL 39016 - Mission list kept by 2nd Lt. Donald Muckerman of the 8th Airforce, 305th Bomb Group, 422nd Squadron (front)

Mission Details

Description: BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 131.5 T

Description: BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 27.7 T

Description: V-1 MISSILE SITES

Notes: Weather causes multiple aborts. 8 sites are targeted, but only 3 actually get attacked. 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

CHALON-SUR-SAONE / HAUTE-SAVOIE / SAVOIE / W OF GENEVA

Description: SUPPLY DROP TO FRENCH FORCES

Notes: OPERATION BUICK - 2,281 containers of supplies are dropped to French Resistance forces. Bomb Division was made up of B-17s is 94th Bomb Group, 95th Bomb Group, 96th Bomb Group, 385th Bomb Group, 388th Bomb Group, 390th Bomb Group, 447th Bomb Group, 452nd Bomb Group. 100th Bomb Group stands down. 85 Pilots flew this low level mission

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

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 2,281 CONTAINERS

Description: AIRFIELD

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 18 T

Description: AIRFIELD

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 126.6 T

Chartres, France

Description: BRIDGE

Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress

Notes: Tactical Support Mission: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) provided all three groups of the 41st "A" Combat Bombardment Wing on today's mission. The target was an important link in the enemy supply line into the invasion area. The weather cooperated with sufficient visibility to bomb visually, although an air traffic conflict forced the high group to pull out and make a 360° turn before starting their bomb run.

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 72 T

Châteaudun, France

Description: AIRFIELD

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 258.8 T

COULOMMIERS (Opportunistic)

Description: BRIDGE

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 40T

ETAMPES/MONDESIR (Opportunistic)

Description: AIRFIELD

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 30 T

MELUN (Opportunistic)

Description: AIRFIELD

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 133.5 T

MELUN(Primary)

Description: AIRFIELD

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 147.5 T

MONTEREAU (Opportunistic)

Description: BRIDGE

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 96 T

Description: BRIDGE

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 48 T

Nogent

Description: BRIDGE

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 152 T

Description: AIRFIELD

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 87 T

ORLEANS/BRICY (Primary)

Description: AIRFIELD

Notes: 1st Bomb Division was made up of 91st Bomb Group, 92nd Bomb Group, 305th Bomb Group, 306th Bomb Group, 351st Bomb Group, 379th Bomb Group, 381st Bomb Group, 384th Bomb Group, 398th Bomb Group, 401st Bomb Group, 457th Bomb Group. 303rd Bomb Group stands down.

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

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 280 T

ROUEN (Primary)

Description: TRANSPORTATION TARGET

Notes: Weather causes more than 100 bombers to abort. 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, 448th Bomb Group, 453rd Bomb Group, 458th Bomb Group, 466th Bomb Group, 467th Bomb Group, 489th Bomb Group, 491 Bomb Group 492nd Bomb Group.

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

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 160.70

TOURS France

Description: AIRFIELD

Notes: 390th Bomb Group, 486th Bomb Group, 487th Bomb Group

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

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 169.5 T

Description: AIRFIELD

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 36 T

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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: 458th Bomb Group 752nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-717-025
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier/Navigator
  • 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 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier, Navigator

Aircraft

Revisions

Date20 Feb 2018 08:34:13
Contributormarshaferraro
Sources

Personal list of 30 missions Lloyd C. Kenagy participated in with the 401st Bomb Group 613th Squadron between Aug 1, 1944 and April 11, 1945.

Date16 Aug 2015 19:51:14
ContributorCKellenyi
Sources

Family Documents

Date29 May 2015 09:12:51
Contributorjdossetter
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'.

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