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Mission 62 report, a/c 42-29937

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Units

  • 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    Group
    Constituted as 306th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Mar 1942. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Aug-Sep 1942, and assigned to Eighth AF Eighth Air Force in September 1942 Station 111 Thurleigh. During combat,...

  • 368th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Neil Brennan

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Air Gunner, Togglier/Bombardier
    Shot down 26 November 1943 in B-17 #42-30832, Prisoner of War (POW). He was a POW from 26 Nov 1943 to 04 May 1945 at Stalag 17B, Krems, Austria. Prisoner of War (POW) no. 100388. POW

Aircraft

  • 42-29937

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered 13/3/43; Walla Walla 28/3/43; Metropolitan 13/4/43; Presque Is 29/4/43; Assigned 306BS/306BG [BO-N] Thurleigh 23/5/43; transferred 525BS/379BG [FR-C] Kimbolton 27/6/43; Missing in Action Rennes 23/9/43 with Leslie Braidenthal, Bombardier:...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 62

    11 June 1943
    The harbour facilities, port areas and U-Boat pens at Wilhelmshaven and Cuxhaven, Germany are the primary targets for this mission. This is the largest number of heavy bombers yet despatched on a single mission - 252. This is the first mission flown...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 August 2017 18:42:19 ThomBear Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

306th BG Historical Association

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