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1 January 1945

Object Number - UPL 6521 - Crew #664 Elmo Maiden Crew 466th BG - 786th BS Standing Left to Right: Bernard M. Atkins (TG), Vernon R. Hayden (WG), William R. Hoopes (B),...

Mission Details

Description: BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Description: PHOTOGRAPHIC RECONNAISSANCE MISSION

Notes: The P-51s escort 9 F-5s and 1 Spitfire on photo recon mission.

Description: SCREENING MISSION

Notes: These B-17s fly a screening mission; they are 8 minutes late for their escort and are attacked by Fw 190s when 50 miles ahead of the bombers. Escort is supposed to be 23 of 26 P-51s but rendezvous is missed because of the missed timing of the screening bombers.

Description: SPECIAL OPS MISSION

Notes: A mix of 25 P-47s and P-51s provide escort for 3 of 4 Mosquitoes on a special operations mission. Exact nature of mission expectations not given in available data.

ANDERNACH

Description: BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

DILLENBURG

Description: INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

DOLLBERGEN

Description: OIL REFINERY

Notes: A mix of 199 P-47s and P-51s provide escort. Mix not given in available data.

EHMEN

Description: OIL REFINERY

ENGERS

Description: RAIL BRIDGE

GOTTINGEN

Description: MARSHALLING YARDS

HADAMAR

Description: INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

IRLICH

Description: RAIL BRIDGE

KASSEL/HENSCHEL

Description: MARSHALLING YARDS

Kirchhundem, Germany

Description: INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

KOBLENZ

Description: INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

KOBLENZ

Description: MARSHALLING YARDS

KOBLENZ/GUL

Description: RAIL BRIDGE

KOBLENZ/LUTZEL

Description: RAIL BRIDGE

LIMBURG

Description: INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

MAGDEBURG

Description: OIL REFINERY

OLDENBURG

Description: INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Notes: This is an APHRODITE mission (388th BG). Success not given in available data.

REMAGEN BRIDGE

Description: RAIL BRIDGE

TRIER

Description: BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

WETTER

Description: INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Wetzlar, Germany

Description: INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

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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: 401st Bomb Group 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 13178814 / O-716614
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot, Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot

Aircraft

Revisions

Date23 Jan 2015 10:55:17
ContributorLucy May
Sources

Changed location from 'KIRCHBUNDEN' to 'Kirchhundem, Germany'.
Source: http://www.8thafhs.com/old/get_one_mission.php?mission_id=1763

Date23 Jan 2015 10:50:50
ContributorLucy May
Sources

Changed location of Mission event no.25 from 'WETZLER' to 'Wetzlar, Germany'.

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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