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8th Air Force 906

22 March 1945

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Mission details

1.

Description

ESCORT MISSION

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Notes

19 of 22 P-51s escort 19 of 22 F-5s on a photo recon mission over Germany and claim 11-1-3 Luftwaffe aircraft

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2. AHLHORN

Description

AIRFIELD

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This is a continuation of preparations for the Rhine River crossing.

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3. BARNINGHOLTEN

Description

TROOP CONCENTRATIONS

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4. BOTTROP

Description

TROOP CONCENTRATIONS

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5. DORSTEN

Description

TROOP CONCENTRATIONS

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6. FELDHAUSEN NORTH

Description

TROOP CONCENTRATIONS

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7. FELDHAUSEN SOUTH

Description

TROOP CONCENTRATIONS

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8. FRANKFURT/RHEIN MAIN

Description

AIRFIELD

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9. GERESHEIM

Description

TROOP CONCENTRATIONS

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10. GIEBELSTADT

Description

AIRFIELD

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11. HINSBECK

Description

TROOP CONCENTRATIONS

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12. KITZINGEN

Description

AIRFIELD

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13. MULHEIM

Description

TROOP CONCENTRATIONS

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14. OLDENBURG

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

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15. RATINGEN

Description

TROOP CONCENTRATIONS

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16. SCHWAB HALL

Description

AIRFIELD

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17. WESTERHOLT

Description

TROOP CONCENTRATIONS

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18. WURZBURG

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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Service

People

  • Robert Birney

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator, Commanding Officer | 384th Bomb Group
    Bob Birney was assigned to the 547th Bomb Squadron on 5 February 1945 and completed 26 missions between 19 February 1945 and 20 April 1945.

  • Sabatine Branco

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator; Waist Gunner | 487th Bomb Group
    Flew 34 combat missions from 1/8/45 to 4/21/45. Most of them in a B-17G 'Dinah-Mite' #44-8694.

  • Frank Calicura

    Military | First Lieutenant | B-17 Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Frank Calicura served as a pilot with the 95th Bomb Group. ...

  • Orman Coffin

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 22

  • Luis Coppola

    Military | Captain | Pilot on B-17 | 379th Bomb Group

  • Varsall Cowley

    Military | Armorer Gunner | 487th Bomb Group

  • John Ferard

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 34th Bomb Group

  • Robert Franklin

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 466th Bomb Group
    Franklin was appointed the rank of Flight Officer upon graduated Navigator School. He retired from the USAF with the rank of 1st LT. ...

  • Roy Frawley

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 486th Bomb Group

  • Neil Gobrecht

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Co-Pilot/Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Flew B-24 in combat in WW 2. Flew B-29 during the Korean War. Flew U-10 in combat during the Vietnam War Retired as a Lt. Colonel. Was a science teacher for 12 years before retiring.

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Aircraft

  • 42-37788 HELL'S MESSENGER

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 28/8/43; Scott 16/9/43; Assigned 544BS/384BG Grafton Underwood 7/11/43; transferred 547BS [SO-N]; transferred to 364FG Leiston, Sfk, UK. 11/43; Returned to the USA Bradley 14/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 17/7/45; Reconstruction Finance...

  • 43-37904 Princess Pat aka Hannah’s Children

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 2/6/44; Hunter 13/6/44; Dow Fd 24/6/44; Assigned 569BS/390BG [CC-L] Framlingham 29/6/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 3/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 4/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA)...

  • 43-38393

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 28/7/44; Hunter 8/8/44; Dow Fd 30/8/44; Assigned 569BS/390BG [CC-V] Framlingham 2/9/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 30/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 6/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA)...

  • 43-38771

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 19/9/44; Grenier 11/10/44; Assigned PFF 534BS/381BG [GD-E] Ridgewell 6/11/44; 25m Returned to the USA Bradley 9/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 14/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA)...

  • 43-38776 Passion Wagon/Victory Devils

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 20/9/44; Grenier 11/10/44; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-B] Horham 13/10/44; 67m, Returned to the USA Bradley 26/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 28/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 29...

  • 43-38933 Dear Mom II/Weary Wolf

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 14/10/44; Dow Fd 26/10/44; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 29/10/44; while on navigation exercise 17/5/45 with H.J. Cole, cp V. Ferguson, two navigators and two grounded crew, on as makeshift ttg and r/op (6 Killed in Action); crash...

  • 44-8604 Section Eight

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 31/10/44; Grenier 15/12/44; Dow Fd 15/12/44; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-X] Horham 17/12/44;with Bill Dunwoody force landed B-53 Merville Afd, Bel. 19/3/45; battle damaged Holzwickede 23/3/45 with Bill Dunwoody, Co-pilot: M. Burrows,...

  • 44-8708

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 30/11/44; Hunter 17/12/44; Dow Fd 13/12/44; Assigned 615BS/401BG [IY-G] Deenethorpe 18/2/45; transferred 305BG Chelveston /45; Salvaged 9AF Germany 6/11/46.

  • 44-8812 Beat Me Daddy

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 3/1/45; Hunter 13/1/45; Grenier 7/2/45; Assigned 615BS/401BG [IY-A] Deenethorpe 20/2/45; transferred 305BG Chelveston 20/5/45; re-ass 30/4/47; Recl Comp 7/11/47.

  • 44-8850 Humms Bumms

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 16/1/45; Hunter 7/2/45; Dow Fd 19/2/45; Assigned 562BS/388BG Knettishall 21/2/45;RetUS, Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 20/12/45.

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:43:13 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Lee Cunningham, 8th Air Force missions research database / Stan Bishop's 'Losses of the US 8th and 9th Air Forces', the Combat Chronology of the US Army Air Forces and the work of Roger Freeman including the 'Mighty Eighth War Diary'.

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