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17 June 1944

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Mission details

1. ANGERS (Primary)

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

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Notes

2nd Bomb Division was made up of 44th Bomb Group, 93 Bomb Group, 389th Bomb Group, 392nd Bomb Group, 445th Bomb Group, 446th Bomb Group, 448th Bomb Group, 458th Bomb Group, 466th Bomb Group, 467th Bomb Group, 489th Bomb Group, 491st Bomb Group, 492nd Bomb Group. 3rd Bomb Division was made up of B-24 GROUPS is 34th Bomb Group, 388th Bomb Group, 493rd Bomb Group, 486th Bomb Group, 487th Bomb Group, 489th Bomb Group, 490th Bomb Group

Units

  • 2nd Bomb Division

    2nd Bomb Division

    Division
    The groups under the command of the 2nd Bomb Wing came under the command of the 2nd Bomb Division in August 1943. In December 1944, the Division was redesginated the 2nd Air Division.

  • 3rd Bomb Division

    3rd Bomb Division

    Division
    The 3rd Bomb Division was Constituted in August 1943. In December 1944, the Division was redesginated the 3rd Air Division.

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 184.90

2. ESSAY (Primary)

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 98.2 T

3. LAVAL (Primary)

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 223T

4. LEMANS (Opportunistic)

Description

TRANSPORTATION TARGET

Aircraft type

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 2 T

5. LONRAY (Primary)

Description

AIRFIELD

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 60.8 T

6. Tours, France

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

B-24 Liberator

Notes

Not yet known

Units

  • 458th Bomb Group

    458th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 458th Bomb Group (H) entered combat with the 8th Air Force in February 1944. Based at Horsham St. Faith in England, the combat crews participated in the decisive Campaigns 'Big Week', 'Big B', D-Day and the assault on Germany's oil industry waged...

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

  • 467th Bomb Group

    467th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 467th Bomb Group, or the "Rackheath Aggies" as they came to be known, flew B-24 Liberators on missions from April 1944. Its air crews became known for their accuracy and the Group had the best overall standing for accuracy within the Eighth Air...

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 134.70
Number of aircraft Effective 55
Number of aircraft Missing In Action 1

Service

People

  • John Brown

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Target Berlin was first mission - March 1944. Flew ill-fated night mission to Hamm, Ger. Supported D-Day. 2 Purple Hearts on crew. DFC, AMw3Oak Leaf Cluster AFLegion of Merit

  • Robert Enders

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Enginee/Top Turret Gunner | 466th Bomb Group

  • John Jacobowitz

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Squadron Commander | 466th Bomb Group

  • Charles Quirk

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 458th Bomb Group
    Hit by flak and crashed at Harveng on 7/12/44 in B-24 #42-100365. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Philip Rodgers

    Military | Lieutenant | Lead Bombardier | 493rd Bomb Group
    First mission was on D-Day. Tour was successfully completed. Crew accepted a policy not to use the Lord's name in vain and credited it with their good luck.

  • Carl Westman

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 34th Bomb Group
    Born to Icelandic immigrants, Carl Westman, from Halldórsstaðir, Laxárdalur, Iceland and Agnete Westman, from Djúpivogur, Iceland, in Bellingham. He served for three years.

  • Richmond Wollstein

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Crashed at Orival in B-24 'Wild Pussy' #42-52529, Killed in Action (KIA). According to witnesses, the plane was hit by flak and started burning, some of the men bailed out, 3 evaded and 4 became Prisoner of War (POW)'s. One of the crew said the plane...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 January 2015 04:49:04 466thHistorian Changes to event
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
04 January 2015 04:47:53 466thHistorian Changes to person associations
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466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
04 January 2015 04:44:48 466thHistorian Changes to event
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466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:43:07 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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