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18 August 1944

Object Number - UPL 7246 - 466th BG Photo Section Mission Briefing Board 18 August 1944 Target - Woippy, France

Description

We led the Wing to France to bomb a fuel dump. Made 3 runs on the target. We hit it on the third run. Major Harmon flew Pilot; 12000 feet altitude.

Mission Details

Description: BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 2.5 T

Description: BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 36 T

Description: AIRFIELD

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 94.5 T

EINDHOVEN (Opportunistic)

Description: AIRFIELD

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 36 T

Description: BRIDGE

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 102.5 T

Description: AIRFIELD

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 86.8 T

LIEGE/BENOIT (Primary)

Description: AIRFIELD

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 103 T

LIEGE/SERAING (Primary)

Description: AIRFIELD

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 76 T

MAASTRICHT (Primary)

Description: BRIDGE

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 72 T

Metz, France

Description: AIRFIELD

Notes: 2nd Bomb Division was made up of 44th BG, 389th BG, 445th BG, 453rd BG, 458th BG, 466th BG, 467th BG, 491 BG, 492nd BG. 93rd BG, 446th BG, 489th Bomb Group stand down

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

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 241.5 T

NAMUR (Primary)

Description: BRIDGE

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

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

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 109.5 T

Description: AIRFIELD

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 196 T

PACY-SUR-ARMANCON (Primary)

Description: AIRFIELD

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 98 T

ST DIZIER (Primary)

Description: AIRFIELD

Notes: 3rd Bomb Division was made up of B-17s is 94th BG, 95th Bomb Group, 96th Bomb Group, 100th BG, 385th BG, 388th BG, 390th BG, 447th BG, 452nd BG,

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

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 215. 6 T

Description: MARSHALLING YARDS

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 39 T

Vise, Belgium

Description: BRIDGE

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 73.3 T

Woippy, France

Description: Primary target: aircraft factory in Woippy, France

Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator

Notes: 24 A/C of the 458th BG were assigned to this tactical bombing mission. The first squadron bombed visually with good results. The second squadron, owing to a collision between the lead and deputy lead at the Initial Point, bombed a target of opportunity (an airfield north of Metz) visually with fair results.

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 162.2 T
  • Aircraft sent: 24
  • Aircraft effective: 20
  • Aircraft damaged: 1

Description: BRIDGE

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 105 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: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 786th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier, Navigator

Aircraft

Revisions

Date26 Jan 2017 07:28:05
Contributorcmckeever
Sources

Daughter - Carol Rollinger McKeever

Date15 Jan 2017 20:17:01
Contributortimothymotz
Sources

Aircraft and personnel added by Timothy Motz from notes by Harold Motz

Date28 Jul 2016 23:22:44
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

466th BG Archives - 786th BS Combat Crew Mission Record charg

Date8 May 2015 14:25:55
ContributorLucy May
Sources

Changed location to Woippy, France.

Date8 May 2015 14:25:14
ContributorLucy May
Sources

Changed location to Vise, Belgium.

Date8 May 2015 14:24:22
ContributorLucy May
Sources

Changed location to Metz, France.

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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