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401st Bomb Group, Mission No. 6, 20 Dec 1943, Bremen, Germany.
Fifteen of the dispatched aircraft hit the primary target, with 14 of the Group's aircraft sustaining battle damage.

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Units

Aircraft

  • 42-31068 "Fool's Luck"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 14/9/43; Scott 22/10/43; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-D] Deenethorpe 8/11/43; on return from Merignac 31/12/43 with Capt Jere Maupin, Co-pilot: Earl Owens, Navigator: Capt Walt Eabererr, Bombardier: Capt Ron WEoodhouse, Flight engineer...

  • 42-31069 'LITTLE MOE'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 15/9/43; Scott 20/10/43; Assigned 615BS/401BG [IY-K] Deenethorpe 11/11/43; Missing in Action Kassel 28/9/44 with Ed Aves, Co-pilot: Clayton Crunk, Navigator: Ralph Mezydlo, Bombardier: John MacDougall, Flight engineer/top turret...

  • 42-31077 Pakawalup II

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 16/9/43; Scott 21/10/43; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-A] Deenethorpe 26/10/43; transferred 615BS [IY-A]; Missing in Action Munster 30/9/44 with Tom Davis, Co-pilot: Alan Newcomb, Navigator: Herb Corwin, Bombardier: Henry Kaczorowski,...

  • 42-31081 Son of a Blitz

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    B-17G ser. 42-31081, 'Son of A Blitz': ...

  • 42-37835 'Channel Express'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 16/9/43; Gt Falls 21/9/43; Scott 24/10/43; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-J] Deenethorpe 5/11/43; on return from Osnabruck was hit by bomb from above and abandoned 22/12/43 with Stuart Smith, Co-pilot: Stan Chmuro, Navigator: Vic Reese,...

  • 42-38026 Sad Sack, My Day

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 18/11/43; Kearney 5/12/43; Presque Is 22/12/43; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-N] Deenethorpe 2/2/44; Missing in Action Kiel 19/5/44 with Marion Hagen, Co-pilot: John Dunn, Navigator: Wilbur Cordell, Bombardier: Fred Graham, Flight...

  • 42-39826 Stubborn Jean

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 119/43; Scott 23/10/43; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-H] Deenethorpe 31/10/43; Missing in Action Ludwigshafen 30/12/43 with Traian Neag, Navigator: Elmer Santos, Bombardier: Okey Deraimo, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Howard...

  • 42-39837 Red's Rogues

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 14/9/43; Scott 24/10/43; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-L] Deenethorpe 9/11/43; Missing in Action Dessau 28/5/44 with ?. RED’S ROGUES.

  • 42-40057

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 16/11/43; Kearney 24/11/43; goose Bay to Prestwick, UK 7/12/43; Assigned 615BS/401BG [IY-N] Deenethorpe 5/1/44; Missing in Action Frankfurt 29/1/44 with Don Nicklawsky, Co-pilot: Jim Carter, Navigator: Chris Filler, Bombardier:...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 159

    20 December 1943
    The port area of Bremen is the target for 546 heavy bombers. The total includes 12 PFF-equipped B-17s from 482BG. All 12 of these are effective on the target and 11 are damaged. The bomber gunners of this element claim 1-1-0 (this total included with...

Locations

  • Deenethorpe

    Military site : airfield
    Deenethorpe was a base purpose-built for American heavy bombers, with the Class A regulation 2,000 and 1,400-yard runways. All the buildings on site,such as the accommodation and administrative blocks, were temporary. In December 1943, several local...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 November 2021 21:39:31 acbernstein1 Changes to caption, unit associations and aircraft associations
Sources

http://401bg.org/Main/History/Missions/Details.aspx?Number=6

Date Contributor Update
06 November 2021 23:53:26 acbernstein1 Created entry with caption, unit associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

http://401bg.org/Archive/Document/Mission/Report/006.pdf

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