688

25 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

GELSENKIRCHEN/NORDSTERN

Description: OIL REFINERY

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: 54.125
  • Aircraft sent: 36
  • Aircraft effective: 36
  • Aircraft damaged: 5

GRONUA

Description: BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

HAMBURG/HARBURG

Description: OIL REFINERY

HAMBURG/RHENANIA

Description: OIL REFINERY

HAMM

Description: MARSHALLING YARDS

MUNSTER

Description: INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

NEUMUNSTER

Description: AIRFIELD

SCHOLVEN/BUER

Description: OIL REFINERY

UTERSUM

Description: INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

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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: 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 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-760521
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • 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: O-749187
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

Revisions

Date20 Apr 2020 15:04:00
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

466th BG Archives - Report on Mission No. 131 - Gelsenkirchen, Germany 25 October 1944

Date20 Apr 2020 14:59:33
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

466th BG Archives - Report on Mission No. 131, Gelsenkirchen, Germany October 25, 1944

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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