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14 August 1944
media-28353.jpeg UPL 28353 14 August 1944, Stuttgart/Echterdinge (Airfield)

Back L-R: TSgt. Clarence Flory (RO), unidentified 1, unidentified 2, Lt. William Fairfield (P)

Middle L-R: SSgt. Joseph Needle (FG), Lt. Ralph Wiley (B), Lt. Richard Rafeld (OBS/TG), Maj. Gerald Sammons (AC/CP)

Front Row: Lt. Alexander McNair (N)

To Be Identified: TSgt. Vincent Larkin (TT), SSgt. Leo Bray (BT)

Aircraft: B-17G 544th BS 42-102661 SU*L Big Dog

Source: The Quentin Bland Collection. 384th Bomb Group collection

Object Number - UPL 28353 - 14 August 1944, Stuttgart/Echterdinge (Airfield) Back L-R: TSgt. Clarence Flory (RO), unidentified 1, unidentified 2, Lt. William Fairfield...

Mission Details

Description: BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 11.4 T

Description: BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 2.6 T

Description: BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 38 T

ANGOULEME (Primary)

Description: RAIL JUNCTION

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 109.5 T

Description: BRIDGE

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 180.6 T

CHIEVRES (Opportunistic)

Description: AIRFIELD

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 21.5 T

DIJON/LONGVIC (Primary)

Description: AIRFIELD

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 211.8 T

Description: AIRFIELD

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 152.1 T

FISMES (Primary)

Description: BRIDGE

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 129 T

FLORENNES (Opportunistic)

Description: AIRFIELD

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 60 T

Description: AIRFIELD

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

Brigadier-General Frank Alton Armstrong Jr. during a visit to the 305th Bomb Group Official caption on image: "(GPR-83-9305) (18-6-43) (Brig. Gen. Armstrong..."
  • Unit Hierarchy: Division
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 227 T

KAISERSLAUTERN (Opportunistic)

Description: AIRFIELD

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 115 T

Description: RAIL JUNCTION

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 48 T

LUDWIGSHAFEN (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, 390th BG, 447th BG, 452nd BG. 95th Bomb Group stands down.

Three B-17 Flying Fortresses of the 94th Bomb Group are attacked by a Nazi Fighter aircraft during a mission. Printed caption on reverse of print: 'A-62641 USAF: Nazi fighter plane attacking Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortresses" during a bomb run over enemy installations somewhere in Europe, 10 September 1944. 100th[sic] Bomb Group, 3rd Bomb Division. U.S. Air Force Photo.'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Division
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Combat organisation

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 307.8 T

LYON/BRON (Primary)

Description: AIRFIELD

Notes: A mix of 92 P-47s and P-51s provide escort. Mix not given in available data. The airfields targeted are all in the vicinity of where the 7th Army will conduct OPERATION DRAGOON (Invasion of Southern France) tomorrow 15 Aug 1944. 2nd Bomb Division was made up of 44th BG, 389th BG, 445th BG, 446th BG, 453rd BG, 458th BG, 466th BG, 467th BG, 489th BG, 491 BG, 492nd BG. 489th Bomb Group & 491st Bomb Group is 95CBW is disbanded on this date and the Groups go to other wings.

A formation of B-24 Liberators of the 446th Bomb Group enroute to Europe. Printed caption on reverse: '71049 AC- A formation of Consolidated B-24 "Liberators" of the 2nd Bomb Division, roars over Europe en route to the target area. 24 November 1944. US Air Force photo.'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Division
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Combat organisation

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 274.8 T

MANNHEIM (Primary)

Description: AIRCRAFT FACTORY

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 268 T

MANNHEIM/SANDHOFEN (Primary)

Description: AIRFIELD

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 187.3 T

METZ/FRASCATY (Primary)

Description: AIRFIELD

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 162.7 T

Description: RAIL JUNCTION

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

Three B-17 Flying Fortresses of the 94th Bomb Group are attacked by a Nazi Fighter aircraft during a mission. Printed caption on reverse of print: 'A-62641 USAF: Nazi fighter plane attacking Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortresses" during a bomb run over enemy installations somewhere in Europe, 10 September 1944. 100th[sic] Bomb Group, 3rd Bomb Division. U.S. Air Force Photo.'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Division
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Combat organisation

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 114 T

SINDELFINGEN (Primary)

Description: AIRFIELD

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 30 T

STUTTGART/ECHTERDINGEN (Primary)

Description: AIRFIELD Target: Echterdingen Airdrome

Notes: Airfield Bombed: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) provided all three groups of the 41st "A" Combat Bombardment Wing on today's mission. Continuing to apply pressure on the Luftwaffe's defense capability, the 384th added its bombs to those of other combat wings. All three groups (lead, high, low) hit their assigned aim points with satisfactory accuracy, bringing victory closer.

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 182 T

TRIER (Opportunistic)

Description: AIRFIELD

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 25 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: Top Turret Gunner / Flight Engineer
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 13178814 / O-716614
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: 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 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Engineer/Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 786th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-809346
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Diana Queen Of The Chase
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Miss Lace
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Spam-O-Liner
  • Unit: 545th Bomb Squadron 384th Bomb Group
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Heaven's Above/Panhandle Kid
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 561st Bomb Squadron
Ten men in Air Force uniform posed in front of a military airplane.  Five men standing to the rear, five men kneeling in front.  The men are wearing combat flying gear.  Large canvas bags are laying in front of kneeling men
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Hale's Angels
  • Unit: 547th Bomb Squadron 384th Bomb Group

Related videos and documents

  • Media Type: Document
  • Object Number: Document 40382
  • Description: Overall Missions Map for the 493rd BG - USAAF Station 152 -Debach, UK noting missions flown by the Lt Bernard E Vaughan Crew

Revisions

Date
Contributormarshaferraro
Changes
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.

Date
Contributor466thHistorian
Changes
Sources

Attlebridge Diaries

Date
ContributorAAM
Changes
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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