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11 November 1944
The B-24 Liberator (serial number 42-50468) nicknamed "Sleeping Dynamite" of the 93rd Bomb Group flies over countryside with a formation of fellow Liberators. First handwritten caption on reverse: 'Photo ex a/c 617 11/11/44. Archer.' Second handwritten caption on reverse: '1044/R.F. 93BG Libs on way to enemy target 11/11/44.'

Object Number - FRE 794 - The B-24 Liberator (serial number 42-50468) nicknamed "Sleeping Dynamite" of the 93rd Bomb Group flies over countryside with a formation of fellow...

Mission Details

Description: BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

BOTTROP/WELHEIM

Description: OIL REFINERY

Notes: A mix of 98 P-47s and P-51s provide escort. Mix not given in available data.

GELSENKIRCHEN/BUER

Description: OIL REFINERY

KOBLENZ

Description: MARSHALLING YARDS

OBERLAHNSTEIN

Description: MARSHALLING YARDS

Notes: A mix of 170 P-47s and P-51s provide escort. Mix not given in available data.

OBERLAHNSTEIN

Description: SCREENING MISSION

RECKLINGHAUSEN

Description: BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

RHEINE

Description: MARSHALLING YARDS

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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: 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: 95th Bomb Group 336th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 784th Bomb Squadron 785th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-20558065
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 786th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

Revisions

Date13 Nov 2014 14:21:41
ContributorEmily
Sources

Associated Media based on images associated with missions in Freeman, The Mighty Eighth War Diary.

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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