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6 August 1944
A B-24 Liberator of the 492nd Bomb Group bombs a target near Hamburg. 

Handwritten caption on reverse: 'USAF- 492nd BG showing successful result on oil target near Hamburg, 6 Aug 1944.'

Object Number - FRE 2146 - A B-24 Liberator of the 492nd Bomb Group bombs a target near Hamburg. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'USAF- 492nd BG showing successful result...

Mission Details

Description: BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 12 T

Description: BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 17 T

Description: BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 20 T

BERLIN (Primary)

Description: AIRCRAFT FACTORY

Notes: 3rd Bomb Division was made up of B-17s is 94th BG, 96th Bomb Group, 100th BG, 385th BG, 388th BG, 452nd BG, 487th BG. 44TBomb Group stands down. 487th Bomb Group had transitioned from B-24s to B-17s.

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

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 106.3 T

BERLIN (Primary)

Description: DIESEL FACTORY

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 197.8 T

BRANDENBURG (Primary)

Description: AIRCRAFT FACTORY

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, 398th BG, 401st BG, 457th BG. 384th Bomb Group stands down.

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

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 302.2 T

BRANDENBURG (Primary)

Description: MUNITIONS PLANT

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 159.8 T

GDYNIA/RAHMEL (Primary)

Description: AIRCRAFT FACTORY

Notes: An OPERATION FRANTIC mission where aircraft proceed to bases in the USSR after bombing the target

The insignia of the 390th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment
The insignia of the 95th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 105 T

GENSHAGEN (Primary)

Description: INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 402.3 T

HAMBURG/DEUTCH (Primary)

Description: OIL REFINERY

HAMBURG/EBAND (Primary)

Description: OIL REFINERY

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 88.5 T

HAMBURG/RHENANIA (Primary)

Description: OIL REFINERY

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 171.8 T

HAMBURG/RHENANIA-OSSAG (Primary)

Description: OIL REFINERY

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 88.5 T

HAMBURG/SCHLIEMAN (Primary)

Description: OIL REFINERY

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 90.5 T

HAMBURG/SCHULAU (Primary)

Description: OIL REFINERY

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: 203.4 T

Description: OIL REFINERY

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 63.5 T

KIEL (Primary)

Description: HARBOUR INSTALLATION

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 170 T

Description: AIRFIELD

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 10 T

PAS-DE-CALAIS

Description: V-1 MISSILE SITES

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

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

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 58 T

STENDAL (Secondary)

Description: AIRFIELD

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 30 T

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People

  • 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: 466th Bomb Group 784th Bomb Squadron 786th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-815910
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • 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: 95th Bomb Group 336th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 36688087
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner

Aircraft

Revisions

Date20 Feb 2018 08:26:56
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.

Date22 Jan 2015 03:57:28
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date13 Nov 2014 14:06:34
ContributorEmily
Sources

Associated Media based on images associated with missions in Freeman, The Mighty Eighth War Diary.

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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