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8 August 1944

Object Number - UPL 7327 - Strike Photo - Clastres Airfield, France 8 August 1944 466th BG The 466th BG hauled gas to this airfield on a "Truckin' Mission just over a...

Mission Details

Description: BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 213 T

Description: RAILROAD BRIDGES

Notes: 14 bridges are hit.

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 34.5 T

Description: AIRFIELD

Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator

Notes: 466th BG sortied 24 B-24's that dropped 62.18 tons of bombs on this target. One aircraft (41-29387 "Snafu Snark") was damaged by flak, had four gunners bail out, and eventually crash landed at RAF Manston.

Three little girls hold up a balloon celebrating the 100th mission of the 466th Bomb Group in front of a B-24 Liberator (serial number 42-95592) nicknamed "Black Cat". Handwritten caption on reverse: 'On our 100 Mission party Day- 18 Aug 1944, Attlebridge, 466th- wouldn't it be something if we could identify these girls? How could I do it?'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 235.5 T

Description: AIRFIELD

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 136 T

LAON/ATHIES (Primary)

Description: AIRFIELD

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 33 T

PAS-DE-CALAIS (Primary)

Description: V-1 MISSILE SITES

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

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 297.2 T

ROMILLY (Primary)

Description: AIR DEPOT

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 126 T

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People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 547th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 36743988
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: MOS 757 - Radio Operator / Mechanic / Gunner, AAF
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs 506th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 11106940
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 334th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-435741
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs 506th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 33408973
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner

Aircraft

Revisions

Date5 Apr 2020 23:31:09
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

Report on Mission No 100 Clastres A/F France, 8 August 1944
466th BG Archives
NARA Research by Brad Sullivan

Date5 Apr 2020 23:29:30
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

466th BG Official Report of Mission No 100 - Clastres A/F. France - 8 August 1944

Date8 Jan 2015 02:12:41
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date8 Jan 2015 02:09:59
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

466th BG Historian

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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