662

3 October 1944

Object Number - UPL 26122 - Map of Eighth Air Force mission #662 to Gilberstadt (Giebelstadt?) on October 3, 1944. From the estate of Harold Motz, navigator on the Westrope...

Mission Details

Description: BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 2.5 T

Description: BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 58 T

COLOGNE (Opportunistic)

Description: INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 65 T

GAGGENAU (Primary)

Description: INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Notes: 2nd Bomb Division was made up of 44 BG, 93rd BG, 389th BG, 392nd BG, 445th BG, 446th BG, 448th BG, 453rd BG, 458th BG, 466th BG, 467th BG, 492nd BG. 490th Bomb Group stands down.

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

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 402.5 T

Description: AIRFIELD

Notes: 3rd Bomb Division was made up of34 BG, 94th BG, 95th Bomb Group, 96th Bomb Group, 100th BG, 351st BG, 385th BG, 388th BG, 390th BG, 447th BG, 452nd BG, 486th BG, 487th BG, 493rd BG. 381st BG, & 457th Bomb Group stand down.

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

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 115 T

LACHEN (O0

Description: TRANSPORTATION TARGET

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 5 T

Description: AIRFIELD

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 294 T

Description: INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 26 T

NURNBERG (Opportunistic)

Description: INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 619 T

NURNBERG (Primary)

Description: MOTOR VEHICLE FACTORY

Notes: 1st Bomb Division was made up of 91st Bomb Group, 92nd BG, 305th BG, 306th BG, 398th BG, 401st BG, 482nd BG.

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

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 483 T

Description: MARSHALLING YARDS

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 55 T

Description: AIRFIELD

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 25 T

PFORZHEIM (Secondary)

Description: AIRFIELD

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 52.5 T

SPEYER (Opportunistic)

Description: AIRFIELD

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 70.70

ULM (Opportunistic)

Description: INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 32.5 T

WESSELING (Primary)

Description: OIL REFINERY

Notes: 41CBW is 303rd BG, 379th Bomb Group & 384th BG.

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 217.5 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: 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: 401st Bomb Group 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 752nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-717-025
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier/Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot

Aircraft

Revisions

Date23 Sep 2016 23:52:06
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

"Attlebridge Diaries" - John Woolnough
Page 129

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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