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3 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: 32 P-51s escort 5 F-5s on a photo recon mission.

Description: SCOUTING MISSION

ALTSTADT

Description: MARSHALLING YARDS

ASCHAFFENBURG

Description: MARSHALLING YARDS

COLOGNE

Description: INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

FULDA

Description: MARSHALLING YARDS

GEMUND

Description: COMMUNICATIONS CENTER

HERMULHEIM E

Description: MARSHALLING YARDS

HERMULHEIM W

Description: MARSHALLING YARDS

HOMBURG

Description: MARSHALLING YARDS

HORREM

Description: RAIL JUNCTION

KOLENZ/MOSEL

Description: MARSHALLING YARDS

LANDAU

Description: MARSHALLING YARDS

Description: RAIL JUNCTION

NEUNKIRCHEN

Description: MARSHALLING YARDS

PFORZHEIM

Description: MARSHALLING YARDS

PIRMASENS

Description: RAILHEAD

RHEYDT

Description: BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

SCHLEIDEN

Description: COMMUNICATIONS CENTER

ST VITH

Description: COMMUNICATIONS CENTER

ZWEIBRUCKEN

Description: MARSHALLING YARDS

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People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 96th Bomb Group 339th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: AF 34 725 400
  • Highest Rank: Chief Master Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Toglier in WWII; Aircraft Maintenance until 1967 retirement
  • 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
  • Service Numbers: 37705979
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • 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: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot, Tail Gunner

Aircraft

Revisions

Date2 Jul 2017 22:37:14
ContributorVirginiawise50
Sources

Official Website of 385th Bomb Group Association Database-Missions

Date2 Jul 2017 21:59:50
ContributorVirginiawise50
Sources

Official Website of 385th Bomb Group Association

Date1 Jul 2017 15:44:54
ContributorVirginiawise50
Sources

Virginia Wise, eldest daughter of Lester Allen Wise, pilot of B-17 Flying Frtress with 385th Bomb Group who few on this mission to Schleiden, 3 Jan 1945

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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