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6 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: 2.50

Description: BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 22.60

BERLIN/SPANDAU (Primary)

Description: AIRCRAFT FACTORIES

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 574.90

BERLIN/SPANDAU (Primary)

Description: MUNITIONS DUMP

Notes: 3rd Bomb Division was made up of 34th BG, 94th BG, 95th Bomb Group, 96th Bomb Group, 100th Bomb Group 385th BG, 388th BG, 390th BG, 447th BG, 452nd BG, 486th BG, 487th BG, 490th BG. 493rd Bomb Group stands down. This is the first time that Berlin has been a target since 6 Aug 1944.

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

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 342.20

BERLIN/TEGEL (Primary)

Description: TANK FACTORY

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 156.80

BREMERVORDE (Opportunistic)

Description: BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 3.00

Description: INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 0.50

HAMBURG (Opportunistic)

Description: BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 24.00

HAMBURG/GLINDE (Primary)

Description: MUNITIONS DUMP

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 238.90

HAMBURG/KLOCKNER (Primary)

Description: AIRCRAFT FACTORIES

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 220.10

HAMBURG/RHENANIA (Primary)

Description: OIL REFINERY

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

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

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 319.70

KAPPELN (Opportunistic)

Description: INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 3.50

NEUBRANDENBURG (Primary)

Description: AIRCRAFT FACTORIES

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 177.50

NORDHOLZ (Opportunistic)

Description: AIRFIELD

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 6.00

Description: BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 3.00

STADE (Opportunistic)

Description: AIRFIELD

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 79.30

Description: AIRFIELD

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

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

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 493.00

STETTIN (Primary)

Description: AIRCRAFT FACTORIES

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 30.00

STRALSUND (Opportunistic)

Description: INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 367.30

Description: AIRCRAFT FACTORIES

Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator

Three little girls hold up a balloon celebrating the 100th mission of the 466th Bomb Group in front of a B-24 Liberator (serial number 42-95592) nicknamed "Black Cat". Handwritten caption on reverse: 'On our 100 Mission party Day- 18 Aug 1944, Attlebridge, 466th- wouldn't it be something if we could identify these girls? How could I do it?'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 134.00

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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: 401st Bomb Group 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 13178814 / O-716614
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 784th Bomb Squadron 786th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-815910
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • 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 784th Bomb Squadron 786th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-705103
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

Revisions

Date24 Sep 2016 00:03:46
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

"Attlebridge Arsenal" - John Woolnough
page 131

Date7 Mar 2016 00:09:28
ContributorJameswbrice
Sources

James W Brice, son of
MAJ William R Brice, Bombadier
418th Heavy Bombardment Squadron
100th Bomb Group

Date7 Jan 2015 23:56:02
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date7 Jan 2015 23:46:14
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

466th BG Historian

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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