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401st Bomb Group, Mission No. 13, 7 Jan 1944, Ludwigshaven, Germany.
Chemical works of Farbenindustrie. Nineteen aircraft were off by 0900; one later returned. All aircraft were back safely by 1600 hours. The bombing destroyed a large section of the chemical plant stretching along the northern side of the river. Farbenindustrie covered a stretch of land eight miles long and three miles wide.

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Units

Aircraft

  • 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...

  • 42-31081 Son of a Blitz

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

  • 42-37833 Omar The Dent Maker, The Devil's Daughter

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 17/9/43; Gt Falls 25/9/43; Assigned 615BS/401BG [IY-F] Deenethorpe 4/11/43; Missing in Action Pas de Calais 26/3/44 with Capt Bill Rumsey, Co-pilot: Bob Kaercher, Navigator: Mike Walsh, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Don Roberts,...

  • 42-37856 'Fancy Nancy III'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 21/9/43; Scott 7/10/43; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-B] Deenethorpe 23/12/43; Missing in Action Brunswick 30/1/44 with Ron Rohner, Navigator: Stan Johnson, Bombardier: Emil Smetana, Radio Operator: John Morreale, Ball turret gunner: Ken...

  • 42-39893

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 30/9/43; Gr Island 1/11/43; Assigned 615BS/401BG [IY-J] Deenethorpe 2/1/44; Missing in Action Oschersleben 11/1/44 with Don Sprecher, Co-pilot: Zuven Mascomian, Navigator: Ken Tinkelbaugh, Bombardier: Glen Weiss, Flight engineer...

  • 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. ...

  • 42-40050 Channel Express III

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 16/11/43; Gr Island 4/12/43; Presque Is 11/12/43; Prestwick, UK 15/12/43; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-J] Deenethorpe 1/1/44; Missing in Action Bordeaux 19/6/44 with Bill Massey, Bombardier: Lew Stelljes, Flight engineer/top turret...

Missions

  • 8th Air Force 178

    7 January 1944
    The industrial areas of Ludwigshaven, Germany are the primary target for this mission. The formation has three elements. The bomber gunners of the entire force claim 30-6-17 of attacking German aircraft. ...

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
12 November 2021 18:16:34 acbernstein1 Changes to aircraft associations
Sources

http://401bg.org/Main/History/Missions/Details.aspx?Number=13

Date Contributor Update
12 November 2021 17:42:21 acbernstein1 Changes to caption
Sources

http://401bg.org/Main/History/Missions/Details.aspx?Number=13

Date Contributor Update
10 November 2021 22:23:32 acbernstein1 Changes to unit associations
Sources

http://401bg.org/Main/History/Missions/Details.aspx?Number=13

Date Contributor Update
07 November 2021 23:03:33 acbernstein1 Created entry with caption, unit associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

http://401bg.org/Archive/Document/Mission/Report/013.pdf

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