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12 September 1944

Object Number - UPL 6822 - Belgian civilians surround B-17 (DS-K, serial number 44-6139) of the 509th Bomb Squadron of the 351st Bomb Group, near Namur, Belgium. According to...

Mission Details

Description: BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 18.1 T

Description: BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 52.R T

Description: BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 6.7 T

BOHLEN (Primary)

Description: OIL REFINERY

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 82.7 T

BRUX (Primary)

Description: OIL REFINERY

Notes: The three segments of this mission are intercepted by 400-500 German Luftwaffe aircraft. The targets are all sighted using PATHFINDER (PFF) methods. Another tough day for both sides: 31 B-17s & 4 B-24s MIA, but bomber gunners have a good score of 27-14-12 Luftwaffe fighters. The fighter escort has another excellent score of 54-2-8 in the air with another 26-0-15 on the ground. 1st Bomb Division was made up of 303rd BG, 305th BG, 306th BG, 351 BG, 379th BG, 381st BG, 384th BG, 385th BG,389th BG, 457th BG, 486th BG. 91st Bomb Group, 92nd Bomb Group & 401st Bomb Group stand down.

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

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 189.7 T

Description: INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 22.5 T

FULDA (Opportunistic)

Description: INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 110 T

HANNOVER (Opportunistic)

Description: INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 29 T

HEMMINGSTEDT (Opportunistic)

Description: BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 8.5 T

HEMMINGSTEDT (Primary)

Description: INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

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

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

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 165 T

KARLSBAD (Opportunistic)

Description: INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 27.5 T

KIEL (Primary)

Description: HARBOUR INSTALLATION

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 149.5 T

KITZINGEN (Opportunistic)

Description: INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 27.5 T

Description: INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 106.7 T

Description: INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 119.5 T

MAGDEBURG/FRIEDRICHSTADT (Primary)

Description: OIL REFINERY

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 167.9 T

MAGDEBURG/ROTHENSEE (Primary)

Description: OIL REFINERY

Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress

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

  • Unit Hierarchy: Division
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Combat organisation
The insignia of the 493rd Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 329.5 T

Description: INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 89.5 T

Description: INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 26 T

NORTHEIM (Opportunistic)

Description: MARSHALLING YARDS

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 36 T

PLAUEN (Opportunistic)

Description: INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 82.5 T

RUHLAND (Primary)

Description: OIL REFINERY

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 142.5 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: 493rd Bomb Group 863rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 38420299
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers 368th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 16116296 at enlistment, then O-706780
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 493rd Bomb Group 862nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-761858
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 493rd Bomb Group 863rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 37344490
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator,

Aircraft

Revisions

Date12 Jun 2017 02:47:37
Contributormaggiewaterman
Sources

Personal Friend

Date12 Jun 2017 02:46:15
Contributormaggiewaterman
Sources

Personal Friend

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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