619

10 September 1944
French civillians inspect a crashed B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-32086) nicknamed "You Never Know" of the 457th Bomb Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: '10/9/44 France.'

Object Number - FRE 1887 - French civillians inspect a crashed B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-32086) nicknamed "You Never Know" of the 457th Bomb Group. Handwritten...

Mission Details

Description: BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 20 T

Description: BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 554 T

Description: BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 6 T

FURTH (Primary)

Description: AIRCRAFT FACTORY

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 145.5 T

GAGGENAU (Primary)

Description: VEHICLE FACTORY

Notes: 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, 385th BG, 398th BG, 401st BG, 457th BG, 486th BG.

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

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 412 T

Description: AIRFIELD

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 279.7 T

HEILBRONN (Secondary)

Description: MARSHALLING YARDS

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 254.2 T

NURNBERG (Primary)

Description: TANK FACTORY

Notes: 3rd Bomb Division was made up of B-17s is 44th BG, 94th BG, 96th Bomb Group, 100th BG, 385th BG, 390th BG, 447th BG, 452nd BG, 486th BG, 490th BG, 493rd BG. 95th Bomb Group & 388th Bomb Group stand down.

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

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 414.9 T

SINDELFINGEN (Primary)

Description: ENGINE FACTORY

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 211.3 T

ULM (Secondary)

Description: MARSHALLING YARDS

Notes: 2nd Bomb Division was made up of 44th BG, 92nd BG, 93rd BG, 389th BG, 445th BG, 446th BG, 453rd BG, 458th BG, 466th BG, 467th BG, 489th BG, 491 BG, 492nd BG. 385th Bomb Group stands down.

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

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 630.8 T

Description: JET PROPULSION PLANT

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 343.3 T

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People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-760521
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • 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 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: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 785th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

Revisions

Date20 Feb 2018 08:08:09
Contributormarshaferraro
Sources

Kenagy personal listings of 30 missions Lloyd C. Kenagy participated in with the 401st Bomb Group 613th Squadron from Aug 1, 1944 to Apr 11, 1945

Date23 Sep 2016 23:43:34
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

"Attlebridge Diaries" - John Woolnough
Page 119

Date13 Nov 2014 14:11:39
ContributorEmily
Sources

Associated Media based on images associated with missions in Freeman, The Mighty Eighth War Diary.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:43:08
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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