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5 August 1944
A mission log for Lieutenant Colonel Paul Chryst of the 91st Bomb Group, 3 August 1944 -15 December 1944. Image via Lieutenant Colonel Paul Chryst, 91st Bomb Group.

Object Number - FRE 5687 - A mission log for Lieutenant Colonel Paul Chryst of the 91st Bomb Group, 3 August 1944 -15 December 1944. Image via Lieutenant Colonel Paul Chryst,...

Mission Details

Description: BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 18 T

Description: BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 23.3.T

Description: BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 3.3 T

Description: BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 8 T

Brunswick, Germany

Description: AERO-ENGINEERING AIRCRAFT FACTORY

Notes: 2nd Bomb Division was made up of 44th BG, 93rd BG, 389th BG, 392nd BG, 445th BG, 446th BG, 448th BG, 453rd BG, 458th BG, 466th BG, 467th BG, 489th BG, 491 BG, 492nd BG.

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

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 266.4 T

Brunswick, Germany

Description: AIRCRAFT COMPONENTS FACTORY

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 82.9 T

Brunswick, Germany

Description: ME 110 ASSEMBLY PLANT

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 180.5 T

Description: AIRCRAFT FACTORY

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 129 T

Description: INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 180.5 T

Description: INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 274.5 T

Description: INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 270.5 T

GOSLAR (Secondary)

Description: AIRFIELD

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 23 T

HALBERSTADT (Primary)

Description: AIRFIELD

Notes: 3rd Bomb Division was made up of B-24s is 34th BG, 486th BG, 487th BG, 490th BG, 491st Bomb Group, 493rd BG. Last mission for 490th Bomb Group with B-24s. They will re-outfit with B-17s and return to active duty on 27-Aug-44.

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

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 196.1 T

HANNOVER/LANGENHAGEN (Primary)

Description: AIRFIELD

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 375 T

HELMSTEDT (Secondary)

Description: AIRFIELD

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 36 T

MAGDEBURG/NEUSTADT (Primary)

Description: OIL REFINERY

Notes: 3rd Bomb Division was made up of B-17s is 94th BG, 96th Bomb Group, 100th BG, 385th BG, 388th BG, 447th BG, 452nd BG. 95th Bomb Group & 390th Bomb Group stand down.

Official emblem of the 100th Bomb Group, approved 30 March 1944 and replaced 1957
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment
The insignia of the 385th 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
  • Unit Hierarchy: Division
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Combat organisation
The insignia of the 447th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 226.9 T

Description: TANK FACTORY

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 205 T

Description: INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

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

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

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 665 T

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People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Master Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Engineer/Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 784th Bomb Squadron 786th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-716310
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-760521
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Engineer/Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 755th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 13176148
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner

Aircraft

Revisions

Date24 Oct 2014 09:31:30
ContributorLucy May
Sources

Associated B-17 43-37839 of the 100th Bomb Group that was shot down on this mission.

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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