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10 January 1945

Object Number - UPL 7304 - Missing air crew report dated 15 March 1946 for missing aircraft 43-38668 on 10 January 1945.

Mission Details

Description: BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

BELECKE

Description: MARSHALLING YARDS

BONN/HANGELAR

Description: AIRFIELD

COLOGNE

Description: MARSHALLING YARDS

COLOGNE/DEUTZ

Description: HIGHWAY BRIDGE

COLOGNE/GEREON

Description: MARSHALLING YARDS

COLOGNE/HOHENZOLLERN

Description: RAIL BRIDGE

COLOGNE/OSTHEIM

Description: AIRFIELD

COLOGNE/RODENKIRCHEN

Description: HIGHWAY BRIDGE

Notes: A mix of 123 P-47s and P51s fly a freelance sweep to cover the bombers. Mix not given in available data. However they have claims as stated. 137 of 152 P-51s fly escort but have no claims.

COLOGNE/SOUTH

Description: RAIL BRIDGE

DASBURG

Description: HIGHWAY BRIDGE

DUISEBURG

Description: RAIL BRIDGE

DUREN

Description: MARSHALLING YARDS

DUSSELDORF

Description: RAIL BRIDGE

EUSKIRCHEN

Description: MARSHALLING YARDS

EUSKIRCHEN/ODENDORF

Description: AIRFIELD

GYMNICH

Description: AIRFIELD

KARLSRUHE

Description: MARSHALLING YARDS

NEUSTADT

Description: MARSHALLING YARDS

Notes: Fighter-bomber mission

OBERKASSEL

Description: RAIL BRIDGE

PRUM

Description: BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

SCHONBERG

Description: HIGHWAY BRIDGE

STEINBRUCK

Description: HIGHWAY BRIDGE

WEWELER

Description: HIGHWAY BRIDGE

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People

  • 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: 401st Bomb Group 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Flight Officer
  • Role/Job: Navigator
A B-17 Flying Fortress crashes at Thorpe Abbotts, home of the 100th Bomb Group. Image via 100th Bomb Group Association. Written on slide casing: 'B17, crash on Thorpe Abbotts 1/45. Written on duplicate slide: '452 BG 10/1/45 Bomb Dump Crash.'
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 452nd Bomb Group 729th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 13124302 at enlistment / O-??????
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • 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: 36688087
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner

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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