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5 October 1944

Object Number - UPL 6521 - Crew #664 Elmo Maiden Crew 466th BG - 786th BS Standing Left to Right: Bernard M. Atkins (TG), Vernon R. Hayden (WG), William R. Hoopes (B),...

Mission Details

Description: BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 5.7 T

Description: INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 79.8 T

COBLENZ (Opportunistic)

Description: INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 33 T

COLOGNE (Opportunistic)

Description: INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

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

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

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 726.7 T

DORTMUND/UNNA (Opportunistic)

Description: OIL REFINERY

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 41.5 T

HERFORD (Opportunistic)

Description: MARSHALLING YARDS

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 21 T

Description: AIRFIELD

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 4 T

LIPPSTADT (Primary)

Description: AIRFIELD

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

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

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 491 T

MUNSTER/HANDORF (Primary)

Description: AIRFIELD

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 122.3 T

MUNSTER/LODDENHEIDE (Primary)

Description: AIRFIELD

Notes: 3rd Bomb Division was made up of 34th BG, 94th BG, 95th Bomb Group, 96th Bomb Group, 100th Bomb Group 385th BG, 390th BG, 447th BG, 452nd BG, 486th BG, 490GB, 493rd BG. 388th Bomb Group & 487th Bomb Group stand down.

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

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 644.7 T

Description: AIRFIELD

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 81.3 T

RHEINE (Opportunistic)

Description: MARSHALLING YARDS in center of city. Total destruction of yards ans most of city. Plane: Hollywood and Vine Bomb load: 12-500 pounders Time: 5 hours

Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator

Notes: The above information is from my Fathers War Journal. lml

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 27.5 T

RHEINE (Primary)

Description: MARSHALLING YARDS

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 168.1 T

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People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 545th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 14138880
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Togglier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 784th Bomb Squadron 786th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-716310
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 787th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 453rd Bomb Group 733rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 11085503
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 787th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Colonel
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

Revisions

Date23 Sep 2016 23:59:05
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

"Attlebridge Diaries" - John Woolnough
page 130

Date13 Nov 2014 00:14:57
ContributorLisa
Sources

My information is from my Fathers War Journal.

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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