8th Air Force 980 Operation Chowhound

5 May 1945
media-21785.jpeg UPL 21785 Target map to Schipol drop zone.

Personal documents of John A Ferard as provided by his son (Scott 34th7th).

Object Number - UPL 21785 - Target map to Schipol drop zone.

Official Description

About 400 B-17’s drop food at Schiphol and Alkrraar airfields, Vogelenzang, Hilversum, and Utrecht.

Mission Details

Description: FOOD DROP

ALKMAAR

Description: FOOD DROP

SCHIPOL

Description: FOOD DROP

Notes: 744.5 tons of food are dropped.

UTRECHT

Description: FOOD DROP

VOGELENZANG

Description: FOOD DROP

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People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 390th Bomb Group 571st Bomb Squadron
  • Role/Job: Engineer / Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 3rd Air Division 13th Combat Bomb Wing 95th Bomb Group 335th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 34th Bomb Group 391st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 37480721 and 0-784131
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 34th Bomb Group 7th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-780560
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 96th Bomb Group 338th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-828170
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Good Pickin
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 335th Bomb Squadron 336th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Knock-Out Baby!
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 412th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Aunt Callie's Baby aka She Fox aka Lucky Lady
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 335th Bomb Squadron 412th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Lucky Sherry : Temptation
The nose art of a B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 43-38067) nicknamed "Big Chief Illinwek" of the 95th Bomb Group. Written on slide casing: '338067.'
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Joyride : Big Chief Illiniwek
  • Unit: 412th Bomb Squadron 95th Bomb Group

Revisions

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Sources

Personal documents of John A Ferard as provided by his son (Scott 34th7th).

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ContributorAAM
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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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