8th Air Force 932

8 April 1945
Two airmen of the 398th Bomb Group examine the damaged tail of a B-17 Flying Fortress.

Object Number - FRE 1686 - Two airmen of the 398th Bomb Group examine the damaged tail of a B-17 Flying Fortress. Damaged received while on the April 8,1945 mission to Derben,...

Mission Details

BAYREUTH

Description: MUNITIONS PLANT

Notes: A mix of 245 P-47s and P-51s provide escort. Mix not given in available data.

DERBEN

Description: OIL DEPOT

EGER

Description: MARSHALLING YARDS

FURTH/BLUMENTHAL

Description: JET AIRCRAFT PLANT

FURTH/ROTH

Description: AIRFIELD

FURTH/UNTERSCHLAUERBACH

Description: AIRFIELD

GRAFENWOHR

Description: ORDNANCE DEPOT

HALBERSTADT

Description: MARSHALLING YARDS

HOF

Description: MARSHALLING YARDS

PLAUEN

Description: MARSHALLING YARDS

SCHAFSTADT

Description: AIRFIELD

STENDAL

Description: MARSHALLING YARDS

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People

  • 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
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 385th Bomb Group
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 613th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner

Aircraft

Revisions

Date1 Jul 2017 18:55:41
ContributorVirginiawise50
Sources

Virginia Wise, eldest child of Lester Allen Wise, pilot of B-17 (43-39056), 8th Air Force, 385th Bomb Group, who flew from Great Ashfield, England to Hof on this mission, 8 Apr 1945

Date27 Sep 2014 18:43:13
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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