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14 August 1944

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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: Engineer/Top Turret Gunner
  • 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

Revisions

Date20 Feb 2018 08:23:54
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.

Date10 Oct 2015 02:00:25
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

Attlebridge Diaries

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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