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1 March 1945
media-36530.jpeg UPL 36530 Report of Aircraft Accident March 1, 1945 Robert Bobby Keenan

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Object Number - UPL 36530 - Report of Aircraft Accident March 1, 1945

Mission Details

Description: BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

AUGSBURG

Description: BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

BRUCHSAL

Description: MARSHALLING YARDS

Notes: 3 plants suspected of manufacturing parts for the Me-262 are included in the target list but could not be bomber due to cloud cover.

GOTTINGEN

Description: MARSHALLING YARDS

HEIDELBERG

Description: MARSHALLING YARDS

HEILBRONN

Description: MARSHALLING YARDS

INGOLSTADT

Description: MARSHALLING YARDS

NECKARSULM

Description: MARSHALLING YARDS

REUTLINGEN

Description: MARSHALLING YARDS

ULM

Description: MARSHALLING YARDS

The insignia of the 385th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

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People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 385th Bomb Group 550th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 39551795
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 96th Bomb Group 339th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 34725400
  • Role/Job: Toglier
  • 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
  • Service Numbers: 12120324 / O-835109
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 36864214
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Waist 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: Diana Queen Of The Chase
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Dynamite John
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Paisano
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 96th Bomb Group 335th Bomb Squadron 336th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Lucky Lady : Screaming Eagle
  • Unit: 351st Bomb Group 95th Bomb Group 335th Bomb Squadron

Revisions

Date
ContributorVirginiawise50
Changes
Sources

Official Website of 385th Bomb Group Association Database-Missions

Date
ContributorVirginiawise50
Changes
Sources

Virginia Wise, eldest child of Lester Allen Wise, B-17 (43-37736) pilot, 8th Air Force, 385th Bomb Group, flew on this mission from Great Ashfield, England to Ulm, 1 Mar 1945.

Date
ContributorVirginiawise50
Changes
Sources

Virginia Wise, eldest daughter of Lester Allen Wise, who was. B-17 pilot (43-38736, Maid in America) of the 8th Air Force, 385th Bomb Group, on this mission to Ulm, 1 Mar 1944.

Date
Contributormaloons
Changes
Sources

Crew member added ( Greiner Crew)

Date
ContributorAAM
Changes
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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