769

29 December 1944
B-17s of the 398th Bomb Group bombing the railyard at Bingen, 29 December 1944. Printed caption on reverse: '57548 AC- With bomb bay doors open, the first of a large formation of Boeing B-17 Flying Fortresses send their bombs plummeting earthwards on rail installations at Bingen, Germany, as heavy bombers of US Eighth Air Force press home their attack of December 29, 1944. US Air Force Photo.'

Object Number - FRE 1700 - B-17s of the 398th Bomb Group bombing the railyard at Bingen, 29 December 1944. Printed caption on reverse: '57548 AC- With bomb bay doors open, the...

Mission Details

Description: BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

ASCHAFFENBURG

Description: MARSHALLING YARDS

BINGEN

Description: MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress

Notes: According to loss report their primary mission was in France but it was obscured by weather so they diverted to the secondary target, Bingen on the Rhine to hit River Port and Railroad yards.

BULLAY

Description: RAIL BRIDGE

DIDKIRCH

Description: BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Prüm

Description: COMMUNICATIONS CENTER

Mission Statistics

  • Aircraft effective: 10

DUPPACH

Description: BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Description: BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

FRANKFURT

Description: MARSHALLING YARDS

GEROLSTEIN

Description: MARSHALLING YARDS

GROSSLITTGEN

Description: BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

IRLICH

Description: RAIL BRIDGE

LUNEBACH

Description: COMMUNICATIONS CENTER

REMAGEN BRIDGE

Description: RAIL BRIDGE

SCHLEIDEN

Description: COMMUNICATIONS CENTER

STADTKYLL

Description: COMMUNICATIONS CENTER

TELM

Description: MARSHALLING YARDS

WITTLICH

Description: COMMUNICATIONS CENTER

ZULPICH

Description: COMMUNICATIONS CENTER

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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 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 37705979
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • 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
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers 368th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: RA37657654
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier, Enlisted, Nose Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner

Aircraft

Revisions

Date8 Jan 2018 18:10:43
ContributorAl_Skiff
Sources

Linked Lt Childs and Capt Lamb to mission - Lamb ditched in channel on return, Childs, his wingman directed ASR to his location.

Date20 Oct 2016 20:08:03
Contributorcal_105
Sources

AAF loss report

Date27 May 2015 16:57:44
ContributorLucy May
Sources

Clarification to previous edit. Location of Prum target corrected. See:
http://www.8thafhs.com/maps.php?lat=50.2073&lon=6.42471&target_name=PRU…

Date26 Nov 2014 10:47:00
Sources

Associated Media based on date of image/

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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