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25 December 1944

Object Number - UPL 56205 - MACR 11681 - B-24 42-100372 'Old Glory'. Shot down 25-Dec-44

Mission Details

Description: BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

AHRWEILER

Description: RAIL BRIDGE

Notes: Major George Preddy, an ace from the 352nd Fighter Group is shot down and killed in his P-51 Mustang by Allied AA fire near Leige, Belgium just after scoring his 26th and 27th victories over enemy aircraft.

BAD KREUZNACH

Description: RAIL BRIDGE

BAD MUNSTER

Description: RAIL BRIDGE

BUDESHEIM

Description: COMMUNICATIONS CENTERS

ELLER

Description: RAIL BRIDGE

HALLSCHLAG

Description: COMMUNICATIONS CENTERS

Description: COMMUNICATIONS CENTER

HILLESHEIM

Description: COMMUNICATIONS CENTERS

KAISERSLAUTERN

Description: RAIL JUNCTION

MARMEGEN

Description: COMMUNICATIONS CENTERS

MARSCHEID

Description: RAIL BRIDGE

MECHERNICH

Description: COMMUNICATIONS CENTERS

MURLENBACH

Description: COMMUNICATIONS CENTERS

NETTERSHEIM

Description: COMMUNICATIONS CENTERS

PELM

Description: COMMUNICATIONS CENTERS

PRONSFELD

Description: COMMUNICATIONS CENTERS

PRUM

Description: COMMUNICATIONS CENTERS

WAHLEN

Description: COMMUNICATIONS CENTERS

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People

  • 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: 95th Bomb Group 336th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 36563521
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade)
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 336th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 25th Bomb Group 466th Bomb Group 653rd Bomb Squadron 787th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-699647
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 389th Bomb Group 565th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 32209932 at enlistment, then O-713123
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator

Aircraft

Revisions

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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