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18 August 1944

Mission Details

Description: BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 26 T

Angle Avenue de Brigachtal et, Rue Christian Moench, 54270 Essey-lès-Nancy, France

Description: AIRFIELD IN NANCY ESSEY, FRANCE

Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator

Notes: 3rd Bomb Division was made up of B-24s is 34th BG, 493rd BG. First mission for Chester L. Sinclair from his diary. Remarks: No flak; no fighters. Bomb Load: 12 - 500lb. bombs. Bomb Altitude: 15000 Ft. Time: 7:45 Hrs.

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

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 76.3 T

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People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 34th Bomb Group 487th Bomb Group 7th Bomb Squadron 837th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-816278
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 34th Bomb Group 7th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 34012903
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade)
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 487th Bomb Group 493rd Bomb Group 861st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-816382
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

Revisions

Date2 May 2018 21:53:33
Contributorjsinclair
Sources

John Sinclair from Chester L. Sinclair 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'.