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Charles M. Lewis's report of Mission : Solingen, Germany Dec 1/2, 1943.



  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    The 401st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, from November 1943 to June 1945. Starting their missions at that time meant the focus was very much on the coming invasion attempt of France planned for the following...

  • 615th Bomb Squadron


  • Fred Brown

    Military | Captain | Co-Pilot / Fighter pilot
    Assigned to 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 29 x missions on B-17's as co-pilot to 1st Lt Fred D Grinham. ...

  • Fred Grinham

    Military | Captain | Pilot

  • Charles Lewis

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator / Gunner


  • 42-39904 'Bad Penny'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 4/10/43; Gr Island 2/11/43; Assigned 615BS/401BG [IY-C] Deenethorpe 19/12/43. ...


  • VIII Bomber Command 145

    1 December 1943
    This mission was directed at the industrial areas of Leverkusen and Solingen, Germany. The mission is composed of two elements. The first element is a combined force of 221 B-17s from 1st Bomb Division that included: 91BG (27); 92BG (18); 303BG (17);...


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Information provided by Charles M. Lewis.