8th Air Force 935

9 April 1945

Object Number - UPL 35160

Description

"Heavy bombers of the 8th Air Force once more struck at the source of German air power when over 1,250 Fortresses and Liberators, protected by approximately 750 fighters, hammered ten airfields in the vicinity of Munich, besides attacking an oil depot and explosives stores in the same are. All the airfields are believed to be bases for jet-propelled fighters, which gave the heavies their sources of trouble during renewed aerial opposition over last weekend"

"Lancasters of the RAF, some of them carrying 11-ton Town-Busters, bombed U-boat pens at Hamburg and an oil storage depot in the same same city."

Mission Details

Description: SCOUTING MISSION

FRUSTENFELDBRUCK

Description: AIRFIELD

INGOLSTADT

Description: MARSHALLING YARDS

LANDSBURG

Description: AIRFIELD

LANDSBURG EAST

Description: LANDING GROUND

LECHFELD

Description: AIRFIELD

LEIPHEIM

Description: AIRFIELD

MEMINGEN

Description: AIRFIELD

MUNICH/REIM

Description: AIRFIELD

Mission Statistics

  • Aircraft sent: 38
  • Aircraft effective: 38
  • Aircraft damaged: 8

NEUBURG

Description: AIRFIELD

NEUBURG

Description: OIL DEPOT

OBERPFAFFENHOFEN

Description: AIRFIELD

SCHLEISSHEIM

Description: AIRFIELD

WOLFRATSHAUSEN

Description: MUNITIONS PLANT

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People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 31st Fighter Group 55th Fighter Group 56th Fighter Group 343rd Fighter Squadron 62nd Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 32473483 / O-811298
  • Highest Rank: Major
  • Role/Job: Fighter Pilot
  • 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: 466th Bomb Group 787th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-2057209
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 613th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 3rd Air Division 13th Combat Bomb Wing 95th Bomb Group 335th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator

Aircraft

  • 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: Farmer's Daughter
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 614th Bomb Squadron 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: D-Day Dottie
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 613th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Worry Bird/Miss Bea Haven
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 562nd Bomb Squadron

Revisions

Date18 Sep 2018 05:02:30
Date18 Sep 2018 05:02:05
Date18 Sep 2018 05:01:34
Date17 Sep 2018 05:37:00
Sources

owner of original news paper article pertaining to this particular date

Date1 Jul 2017 19:01:10
ContributorVirginiawise50
Sources

Virginia Wise, eldest child of LesterAllen Wise, pilot of B-17 (44-6569), 8th Air Force, 585th Bomb Group, flew on this mission from Great Ashfield, England to Schleissheim, 9 Dec 1945, the last of his 31 missions

Date13 Nov 2014 14:53:48
ContributorEmily
Sources

Associated Media based on images associated with mission in Freeman, 'The Mighty Eighth War Diary'.

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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