8th Air Force 954

16 April 1945

Object Number - UPL 19248 - Strike Photo - Landshut M/Y - 16 April 1945 466th BG

Mission Details

LANDSHUT

Description: MARSHALLING YARDS

Notes: A mix of 299 P-47s and P-51s escort this raid. Mix not given in available data. All fighter claims are ground kills. The 78th FIGHTER GROUP, flying P-47s, sets the record for 8th AF ground kills on this mission with 135.

REGENSBURG

Description: FREELANCE MISSION

Notes: 286 of 298 P-51s fly a freelance mission in support of the bombers. They attack over 40 landing grounds in Germany and Czechoslovakia. They claim 1-0-1 aircraft in the air and 410-0-198 on the ground.

REGENSBURG

Description: MARSHALLING YARDS

REGENSBURG EAST

Description: RAIL BRIDGE

Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress

REGENSBURG WEST

Description: RAIL BRIDGE

Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress

STRAUBING

Description: RAILROAD BRIDGE

Description: MARSHALLING YARDS

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People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 13178814 / O-716614
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator, Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Flight Officer
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 613th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner

Aircraft

Revisions

Date23 Mar 2017 15:45:00
Contributordwgdallas
Sources

The personal collection of Lt. Billy J. Murray

Date23 Mar 2017 15:36:34
Contributordwgdallas
Sources

The personal collection of Lt. Billy J. Murray

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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