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8th Air Force 975 Operation Chowhound

2 May 1945

Official description

Almost 400 B-17’s drop food supplies in populated areas in the Netherlands, mostly at Schiphol and Alkmaar A/Fs, Vogelenzang, Hilversum, and Utrecht.

Description

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Mission details

1.

Description

FOOD DROP

Aircraft type

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Notes

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Mission Statistics

2. ALKMAAR

Description

FOOD DROP

Aircraft type

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Notes

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Mission Statistics

3. HILVERSUM

Description

FOOD DROP

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

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4. SCHIPOL

Description

FOOD DROP

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

A total of 767.1 tons of food is dropped. Bombers from the 385rh BG draw 20mm AA fire which ceases as soon as a green flare is fired.

Mission Statistics

5. UTRECHT

Description

FOOD DROP

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

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6. VOGELENZNAG

Description

FOOD DROP

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

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Service

People

  • Harold Dwyer

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 34th Bomb Group
    Harold Dwyer graduated from Hastings High School, Hastings, Nebraska in 1942. In August 1944 he received his wings and commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Air Corps at the Ft. Sumner Army Air Field in New Mexico. ...

  • John Ferard

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 34th Bomb Group

  • Donald Graham

    Military | Sergeant | Armorer Gunner (612) / Rt. Waist Gunner / Togglier | 385th Bomb Group
    Don Graham was a B-17 waist gunner/togglier flying out of Great Ashfield with the 385th BG 548th BS as a member of the Gerald Stalcup crew.

  • Verbal Holcomb

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 34th Bomb Group

  • Wayne Kleinertz

    Military | Senior Master Sergeant | Gunner (tail) | 34th Bomb Group

  • Denzel Martin

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Engineer/Top Turrent Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 94 Denzel Dale Martin was born 17 Jan 1914 in Cassville, West Virginia. He was the 4th son of Oliver H. Martin b. 9 July1860 and Lula E. Turner b. Feb 1883 and the great grandson of Col. John Fairfax 104th Va. Regiment 1814. After WWII...

  • Jack Maschhoff

    Military | Ball Turret Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 87

  • Charles Moore

    Military | Bombardier / Togglier | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 87

  • Anthony Pereira

    Military | Radio Operator | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 87

  • Joseph Scott

    Military | Navigator | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 87

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Aircraft

  • 43-38476 N/A

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 7/8/44; Lincoln 18/8/44; Grenier 6/9/44; Assigned 350BS/100BG [LN-P] Thorpe Abbotts 13/9/44; transferred 482BG Alconbury 20/5/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 2/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 6/6/45; Reconstruction Finance...

  • 43-38769

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 19/9/44; Grenier 16/10/44; Assigned 571BS/390BG [FC-Q] Framlingham 17/10/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 5/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 7/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 12/1...

  • 44-8138

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 19 August 1944; Langley 20 July 1944; Presque Isle 13 August 1944; Assigned 493BG Debach 15/8/44, then 349BS/100BG [XR-T] Thorpe Abbotts; Salvaged 9AF Germany 29/12/45. NOTE : According to data at the 34th BG website, # 44-8138 (34BG :...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 July 2017 16:00:55 FrankM Changes to aircraft associations
Sources

http://www.390thspace.com/missions2.php?crew=87&missiondate=450502

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:43:14 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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