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B-17F-70-DL #42-3500
482nd BG - 812th BS - 8th AF
Pathfinder aircraft shot down by flak on 4 February 1944

Connections

Units

  • 482nd Bomb Group

    482nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 482nd Bomb Group was a Pathfinder Group, which using radar-equipped aircraft to support bombing missions until March 1944. Aircraft from this Group went ahead of other Bombers and sent information back about the best routes to take and the extent...

  • 812th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-3500

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 16/7/43; Rome 6/8/43; Assigned 812BS/482BG [MI-J] Alconbury 9/43 (H2-X); Missing in Action Frankfurt 4/2/44 with Warren Bock Wounded in Action, Co-pilot: Glen Kofoed, Navigator: Dwight Lambert, Bombardier: Regis Murtha, Flight...

Missions

  • 8th Air Force 208

    4 February 1944
    The railroad marshalling yards at Frankfurt, Germany were focus of this mission, but other railroad marshalling yards in the area were attacked as well. Weather and navigational errors frustrate target acquisition.748 heavy bombers were despatched in a...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 October 2020 18:24:07 466thHistorian Created entry with caption, unit associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
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