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31 December 1944
A B-17 Flying Fortress (EP-E, serial number 42-31767) nicknamed "Our Gal Sal" of the 100th Bomb Group at Mount Farm. Image by Robert Astrella, 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group. Written on slide casing: 'Our Gal Sal EP-E, 231767 at Mount Farm.'

Object Number - FRE 5921 - A B-17 Flying Fortress (XR-A serial number42 31987 nicknamed "Shilaylee" of the 100th Bomb Group at Thorpe Abbotts

Mission Details

Description: BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

BINGEN

Description: MARSHALLING YARDS

BLUMENTHAL

Description: COMMUNICATIONS TARGET

Description: COMMUNICATIONS TARGET

EHRANG/KORDEL

Description: RAILROAD

ENGERS

Description: RAIL BRIDGE

EUSKIRCHEN

Description: RAIL BRIDGE

HAMBURG

Description: INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

HAMBURG

Description: OIL REFINERY

Notes: A mix of 316 P-47s and P-51s provide escort. Mix not given in available data.

HAMBURG/GRASSBRUK

Description: OIL REFINERY

HAMBURG/WILHWMSBURG

Description: OIL REFINERY

HELIGOLAND ISLAND

Description: RADAR INSTALLATION

IRLICH

Description: RAIL BRIDGE

KOBLENZ/GUS

Description: RAIL BRIDGE

KOBLENZ/LUTZWEILER

Description: HIGHWAY BRIDGE

KREFELD-URDINGEN

Description: MARSHALLING YARDS

MISBURG

Description: OIL REFINERY

MONCHEN-GLADBACH

Description: INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

NEUSS

Description: MARSHALLING YARDS

NORDHOLZ

Description: AIRFIELD

PRUM

Description: COMMUNICATIONS TARGET

REMAGEN BRIDGE

Description: RAIL BRIDGE

STADE

Description: AIRFIELD

WENZENDORF

Description: INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

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People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Engineer/Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 359th Fighter Group 368th Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 12051870 / O-796642
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Role/Job: Fighter Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 100th Bomb Group 350th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 12075354 / O-2000346
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 493rd Bomb Group 862nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-722826
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator

Aircraft

Revisions

Date15 Oct 2017 18:31:25
ContributorAl_Skiff
Sources

Added 'Piggyback' B-17 crews.

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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