8th Air Force 957

17 April 1945

Object Number - UPL 16251 - B-17G-100-BO #43-38917 "Not Today Cleo" Code: B+ 452nd BG - 731st BS Photo taken on mission to Dresden 17 April 1945. This a/c survived the war...

Mission Details

AUSSIG

Description: RAIL JUNCTION

AUSSIG

Description: RAIL STATION

BEROUN

Description: MARSHALLING YARDS

DRESDEN

Description: BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

DRESDEN

Description: MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress

DRESDEN

Description: RAIL CENTER

Notes: 50 Luftwaffe fighters are encountered, mostly jets. 4 Jets are shot down. These raids on the city of Dresden were some of the most controversial of the war. Many civilians were killed in the resulting firestorm.

FALKENAU

Description: RAIL JUNCTION

FISCHERN

Description: RAIL JUNCTION

KLADNO

Description: RAIL JUNCTION

ROUNDNICE

Description: MARSHALLING YARDS

ROUNDNICE

Description: OIL DEPOT

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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: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot, Tail 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 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Flight Officer
  • Role/Job: Navigator

Aircraft

Revisions

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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