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9 February 1945
Ground crew attend to a crashed P-51 Mustang nicknamed "Baby Jo" of the 357th Fighter Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: ' Lt Noel Breen ran out of fuel 9 Feb '45.'

Object Number - FRE 491 - Ground crew attend to a crashed P-51 Mustang nicknamed "Baby Jo" of the 357th Fighter Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: ' Lt Noel Breen ran out...

Mission Details

Description: BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

ARNSBERG

Description: RAIL VIADUCT

Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress

Notes: Mission #277 (379th BGS)- A. Edwards B-17 Crew: Mission City: Arnsberg Country: Germany Mission Target: Viaduct Aircraft: 44-8310 2/9/1945: Michael Rusnak, Harry Chaoona, Wm H. Melvin Jr., Janel D Hamilton, Wallace I Pfieffer, Billy C. Hulsey, Lester W Bohne and Alfred E Edwards Jr.

The insignia of the 379th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment
The insignia of the 8th Air Force.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Command
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Combat organisation

BIELEFELD/SCHILDESCHE

Description: RAIL VIADUCT

DULMEN

Description: OIL REFINERY

EISENBACH

Description: BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

EISENBACH

Description: MUNITIONS INDUSTRY

EISLEBEN

Description: BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

ERFURT

Description: INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

FULDA

Description: MUNITIONS INDUSTRY

GIESSEN

Description: MARSHALLING YARDS

GOTTINGEN

Description: MARSHALLING YARDS

JENA

Description: MUNITIONS INDUSTRY

Description: OIL REFINERY

MAGDEBURG

Description: MARSHALLING YARDS

MAGDEBURG/ROTHENSEE

Description: OIL REFINERY

Germany

Description: BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Notes: MONTESADA

MUNSTER

Description: MARSHALLING YARDS

PADERBORN/ALTENBEKEN

Description: RAIL VIADUCT

QUACKENBRUCK

Description: AIRFIELD

Description: BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

WEIMAR

Description: MUNITIONS INDUSTRY

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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 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot, Tail Gunner
  • 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: 466th Bomb Group 784th Bomb Squadron 785th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-20558065
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier

Aircraft

Revisions

Date27 May 2015 14:37:48
Contributorjdossetter
Date27 Sep 2014 18:43:09
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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