570

25 August 1944

Object Number - UPL 25876 - Map for 8th Air Force Mission #570 on August 25, 1944 to Rechlin. From the estate of Harold Motz, navigator on the Westrope crew of the 708th...

Mission Details

Description: BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 11 T

Description: BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 12.5 T

Description: BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 14 T

ANKLAM (Primary)

Description: AIRFIELD

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 181 T

GROSSENBRODE (Opportunistic)

Description: AIRFIELD

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 27.5 T

LUBECK (Primary)

Description: AIRCRAFT FACTORIES

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 196.5 T

NEUBRANDENBURG (Primary)

Description: AIRFIELD

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 177.5 T

Description: AIRFIELD

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 42.5 T

Description: EXPERIMENTAL STATION

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

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

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 365.5 T

POLITZ (Primary)

Description: OIL REFINERY

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 384.5 T

Description: EXPERIMENTAL STATION

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: 436.3 T

ROSTOCK (Primary)

Description: AIRCRAFT FACTORIES

Notes: The Allies liberate Paris, but there is still much fighting to come before all of France is liberated. 2nd Bomb Division was made up of 44th BG, 93rd BG, 389th BG, 445th BG, 446th BG, 453rd BG, 458th BG, 466th BG, 467th BG, 489th BG, 491 BG, 492nd BG. 34th Bomb Group & 493rd Bomb Group of 3rd Bomb Division stand down to convert to B-17s

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

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 311.5 T

SCHWERIN (Primary)

Description: AIRCRAFT FACTORIES

Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator

Notes: #3 Mission for Chester L. Sinclair Bomb Load: 12 - 500 lb. bombs Bomb Altitude: 22,000 Ft. Time: 8:00 Remarks: Red flak at a distance - bandits in the air - rather had shaky knees.

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 256.2 T

WISMAR (Primary)

Description: AIRCRAFT FACTORIES

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 219.2 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: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier, Navigator

Aircraft

Revisions

Date6 Apr 2020 00:06:18
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

466th BG Archives
Mission Report for Mission NO 110 - Lubeck, Germany - 25 August 1944
NARA research provided by Brad Sullivan

Date2 May 2018 22:52:12
Contributorjsinclair
Sources

John Sinclair from diary of Chester L. Sinclair

Date20 Sep 2016 02:22:02
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

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

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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