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10 January 1945
media-13707.jpeg UPL 13707 42-97521 JD-H, 'THE SAINT', 545th Bomb Squadron, 384th Bomb Group. Forced landing on the continent, 10 January 1945 - Salvaged.

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Object Number - UPL 13707 - 42-97521 JD-H, 'THE SAINT', 545th Bomb Squadron, 384th Bomb Group. Forced landing on the continent, 10 January 1945 - Salvaged.

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
  • 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
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 336th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 36563521
  • Highest Rank: Technician Third Grade
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner

Aircraft

The nose art of a B-24 Liberator (4Z-V+) nicknamed "Wolves Inc." of the 791st Bomb Squadron, 467th Bomb Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: '467th B.G., 4Z-V+.'
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Wolves Inc.
  • Unit: 467th Bomb Group 789th Bomb Squadron 791st Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Miss Lace
An airman of the 95th Bomb Group with a B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-102447) nicknamed "El's Belles". First handwritten caption on reverse: 'F/L on last of 365's bases in Belgium other side "Angels Sister" [name struck-out and annotated 'No'] 365 FG C Johnson/icm/75' Second handwritten caption on reverse: 'BG-A 95 BG.'
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: El's Belles
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 334th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Lucky Lady : Screaming Eagle
  • Unit: 351st Bomb Group 95th Bomb Group 335th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Farmer's Daughter
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 614th Bomb Squadron 615th Bomb Squadron

Related videos and documents

  • Media Type: Document
  • Object Number: Document 53869
  • Description: 401st Bomb Group, Mission No. 194, 10 Jan 1945, Euskirchen, Germany. Briefing took place at 0600 hours. Deenethorpe had been snowed in the previous...

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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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