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16 June 1944

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Mission details

1.

Description

BOMB RAILROAD TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 54 T

2. AUTHE (Primary)

Description

AIRFIELD

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Tonnage dropped 51 T

3. BEAUVAIS/TILLE (Opportunistic)

Description

AIRFIELD

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 54 T

4. BEAUVOIR (Primary)

Description

V-1 MISSILE SITES

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Tonnage dropped 62 T

5. DOMLEGER (Primary)

Description

V-1 MISSILE SITES

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Tonnage dropped 126 T

6. JUVENCOURT (Primary)

Description

AIRFIELD

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 114 T

7. LAON/ATHIES (Primary)

Description

AIRFIELD

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Units

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated on 3-Feb-1942 at Pendleton Field, Oregon. They assembled at Gowen Field, Idaho on 11-February 1942 where it conducted flight training until 12-Jun-1942. The Group then moved to Alamogordo Field, New...

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 379th Bomb Group (H) (heavy), based at Kimbolton, flew more sorties than any other Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other Group. The B-17 Flying Fortress Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit...

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 384th Bomb Group flew B-17s from Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, between May 1943 and June 1945. They were engaged in daylight bombing missions over Germany as part of the Allies' efforts to destroy the effectiveness of the Luftwaffe by...

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 114 T

8. LAON/COUVRON (Primary)

Description

AIRFIELD

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Tonnage dropped 48 T

9. RENESCURE (Primary)

Description

V-1 MISSILE SITES

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Units

  • 446th Bomb Group

    446th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 446th Bomb Group, who came to be known as "the Bungay Buckaroos" after the name of their Suffolk base, flew B-24 Liberators on strategic, support and interdictory missions over Europe. The Group led the Eighth Air Force and 2nd Bomb Division on the...

  • 448th Bomb Group

    448th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 448th Bombardment Group was organized on 6 April 1943 and activated on 1 May 1943 at Gowen Field, near Boise, Idaho. The initial training of the air crews took place in Florida. The entire group was assembled Wendover Field, Utah. Both air and...

  • 489th Bomb Group

    489th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 489th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators out of Halesworth, Suffolk, for several months from May 1944 until later in the year. The Group flew tactical missions in support of ground forces in northern France. It was in this tactical role that the crews...

  • 93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bomb Group

    Group
    93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 1-March-1942 at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. On 15-May-1942 the Group moved to Ft. Myers, Florida to continue advanced flight training and also to fly anti-submarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico; they...

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 121 T

10. SAUTRECOURT (Primary)

Description

V-1 MISSILE SITES

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 117 T

11. ST ANDRE DE L'EURE (Primary)

Description

AIRFIELD

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 32 T

Service

People

  • Arthur Aull

    Military | Captain | Pilot / Operations Officer | 446th Bomb Group

  • Charles Beckham

    Military | Sergeant | Ball turret gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Assigned to 384th Bomb Group on 16 May 1944, completed 16 Missions with 384th Bomb Group before transferring to 305th Bomb Group on 26 June 1944.

  • Edward Bullitt

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Assigned to 384th Bomb Group on 16 May 1944, completed 16 Missions with 384th Bomb Group before transferring to 305th Bomb Group on 26 June 1944.

  • Edwin Dexter

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Assigned to 384th Bomb Group on 16 May 1944, completed 16 Missions with 384th Bomb Group before transferring to 305th Bomb Group on 26 June 1944.

  • Thomas Fitzgerald

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Assigned to 384th Bomb Group on 16 May 1944, completed 18 Missions with 384th Bomb Group before transferring to 305th Bomb Group on 26 June 1944.

  • Melvin Hedrick

    Military | Staff Sergeant | flexible gunner/ Togglier | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 546BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. Gates Carey crew. 32 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Joseph Jennings

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier; Navigator; Bombardier Instructor | 379th Bomb Group
    Joe Jennings served as a bombardier and navigator with the 525th Bomb Squadron of the 379th Bomb Group, flying missions out of Kimbolton, England. While Joe is at Alconbury receiving Radar training, he learns about the crash of April 11 that kills John...

  • Ralph Maier

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 446th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed at Wenden on 8/24/44 in B-24 Pistol Packin Bomma II #42-51278. On his 24th mission, 1/Lt Ralph Maier was flying Deputy Lead of the 446th BG. When the lead B-24's bombsight malfunctioned, he became the...

  • Joseph Scuglik

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer | 388th Bomb Group
    WIA

  • Edward Zolnierzak

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Born 27 June 1924. Eddie had four years of high school education. Upon enlisting at 19, he weighed 109 pounds and was going to school. He was a waist gunner with the 525th Bomb Squadron, 379th Bomb Group.

Aircraft

  • 42-38013 "NEVADA AVENGER"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/11/43; New Castle 10/12/43; Presque Is 15/12/43; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-C] Grafton Underwood 21/1/44; sal battle damaged 27/4/44. NEVADA AVENGER. ...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:43:06 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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