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6 December 1944

Object Number - UPL 22506 - Pauline Crew

Mission Details

Description: BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

BIELEFELD

Description: MARSHALLING YARDS

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: 59
  • Aircraft sent: 20
  • Aircraft effective: 16
  • Aircraft damaged: 2

HANNOVER

Description: INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

LOCKUM

Description: RAIL JUNCTION

MERSEBURG

Description: INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

MERSEBURG/LEUNA

Description: OIL REFINERY

Notes: A mix or 534 P-47s and P-51s provide escort. Mix not given in available data.

MINDEN/MITTELLAND CANAL

Description: AQUEDUCT

Notes: Mix of 91 P-47s and P-51s provide escort. Mix not given in available data.

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People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 427th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-523465
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot/Co-Pilot
  • 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: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 486th Bomb Group 833rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-760522
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 12077778
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator-Mechanic-Gunner

Aircraft

The nose art of a B-24 Liberator (4Z-V+) nicknamed "Wolves Inc." of the 791st Bomb Squadron, 467th Bomb Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: '467th B.G., 4Z-V+.'
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Wolves Inc.
  • Unit: 467th Bomb Group 789th Bomb Squadron 791st Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Diana Queen Of The Chase
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Dynamite John
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Farmer's Daughter
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 614th Bomb Squadron 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: D-Day Dottie
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 613th Bomb Squadron

Revisions

Date20 May 2020 22:43:11
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

466th BG Archives - Report on Mission No. 150 - Bielefeld, Germany - 6 December 1944
NARA Research provided by Brad Sullivan
"Attlebridge Diaries" - John Woolnough, pages 212-213

Date20 May 2020 22:37:55
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

466th BG Archives - Report on Mission No 150, Bielefeld, Germany - 6 December 1944
NARA Research provided by Brad Sullivan

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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