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8 September 1944

Object Number - UPL 23948 - Sheldon Weiner, taken at Horsham St. Faith, 1944.

Description

We snafued on the bomb run and missed all the flak.

Mission Details

Description: BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 48.2 T

GUSTAVSBURG (Primary)

Description: AIRCRAFT FACTORY

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, 452nd BG, 486th BG, 487th BG, 490th BG, 493rd BG. First mission of 493rd Bomb Group with B-17s.

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

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 543.2 T

KARLSRUHE (Primary)

Description: MARSHALLING YARDS

Notes: 2nd Bomb Division was made up of 44th BG, 93rd BG, 392nd BG, 389th BG, 445th BG, 446th BG, 448th BG, 453rd BG, 458th BG, 466th BG, 467th BG, 489th BG, 491 BG, 492nd BG.

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

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 664.7 T

KASSEL (Primary)

Description: OIL DEPOT

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 380.8T

LUDWIGSHAFEN (Secondary)

Description: INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 3 T

LUDWIGSHAFEN/OPAU (Primary)

Description: OIL REFINERY

Notes: The first V-2 rocket fired in combat explodes in a Paris suburb. A second on hit a London suburb a few hours later. 1st Bomb Division was made up of 91st Bomb Group, 92nd BG, 303rd BG, 305th BG, 306th BG, 351 BG, 379th BG, 381st BG, 384th BG, 398th BG, 401st BG, 457th BG, 385th Bomb Group & 486th Bomb Group stand down.

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

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 1008 T

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People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 547th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 36743988
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: MOS 757 - Radio Operator / Mechanic / Gunner, AAF
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 786th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-767974
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot/Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 334th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-435741
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 786th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

Revisions

Date26 Jan 2017 07:38:46
Contributorcmckeever
Sources

Daughter - Carol Rollinger McKeever

Date23 Sep 2016 23:31:54
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

"Attlebridge Aresenal" - John Woolnough
page 118

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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