681

17 October 1944

Object Number - UPL 26162 - Map for Eighth Air Force mission #681 to Cologne on October 17, 1944. From the estate of Harold Motz, navigator on the Westrope crew, 708th squadron,...

Mission Details

Description: BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

COLOGNE/EIFELTOR

Description: MARSHALLING YARDS

Notes: A mix of 274 P-47 and P-51s provide escort. Mix not given in available data.

COLOGNE/FALK

Description: MARSHALLING YARDS

COLOGNE/GEREON

Description: MARSHALLING YARDS

COLOGNE/GEREON

Description: MARSHALLING YARDS

Notes: A mix of 271 P-47s and P-51s provide escort. Mix not given in available data.

COLOGNE/GREMBERG

Description: MARSHALLING YARDS

COLOGNE/KALK

Description: MARSHALLING YARDS

LEVERKUSEN

Description: CHEMICAL WORKS

Notes: Weather prevents the attack on Leverkusen, so the secondary targets at Cologne are hit. A mix of 229 P-47 and P-51s provide escort. Mix not given in available data.

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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 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 784th Bomb Squadron 787th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-821191
  • 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: 95th Bomb Group 336th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 36688087
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner

Aircraft

Revisions

Date6 Apr 2020 19:09:15
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

466th BG Archives - Mission Report for 14 October 1944
NARA document research provided by Brad Sullivan

Date20 Feb 2018 09:27:07
Contributormarshaferraro
Sources

Personal list of 30 missions Lloyd C. Kenagy participated in with the 401st Bomb Group 613th Squadron between Aug 1, 1944 and April 11, 1945.

Date30 Sep 2016 02:46:11
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

"466th BG Archives - Combat Crew Mission Record chart 786th BS

Date19 Jun 2015 15:23:49
ContributorKenneth Howard
Sources

John Darvin Howard records

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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