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12 July 1944

Official description

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Description

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Mission details

1. ROUEN (Primary) (RC)

Description

V-1 MISSILE SITES

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Mission aborted because of cloud cover. 144 RAF Spitfires escort. No losses or claims. 3rd Bomb Division was made up of 34th Bomb Group, 486th Bomb Group, 487th Bomb Group, 490th Bomb Group, 491st Bomb Group

Units

  • 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 NA

Service

People

  • Bill Banias

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 453rd Bomb Group
    Was on board B-24 #42-52627 on 12 July 1944. Hit by Flak, put on fire, 2 engines out, forced to make an emergency landing 5km East of Ensisheim, Alsace, France. Missing Air Crew Report - MACR 6936. Evaded capture (EVD)

  • George Brand

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 401st Bomb Group
    2nd Lt George C Brand flew 34 missions with the 401st Bomb Group, from 6 July 1944, mission to 30 October 1944. Brand was French, but enlisted in the US Army Air Forces,

  • Robert Collins

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Navigator; Statistics | 490th Bomb Group
    AWARDS: ...

  • Fred Foltz

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 453rd Bomb Group
    Was on board B-24 #42-52627 on 12 July 1944. Hit by Flak, put on fire, 2 engines out, forced to make an emergency landing 5km East of Ensisheim, Alsace, France. Missing Air Crew Report - MACR 6936. Evaded capture (EVD)

  • Julius Gordon

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 453rd Bomb Group
    Was on board B-24 #42-52627 on 12 July 1944. Hit by Flak, put on fire, 2 engines out, forced to make an emergency landing 5km East of Ensisheim, Alsace, France. Missing Air Crew Report - MACR 6936. Prisoner of War (POW)

  • Bill Hileman

    Military | Corporal | Right Waist Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Was on board B-24 #42-52627 on 12 July 1944. Hit by Flak, put on fire, 2 engines out, forced to make an emergency landing 5km East of Ensisheim, Alsace, France. Missing Air Crew Report - MACR 6936. Prisoner of War (POW)

  • Albert Hitz

    Military | Corporal | Tail Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Was on board B-24 #42-52627 on 12 July 1944. Hit by Flak, put on fire, 2 engines out, forced to make an emergency landing 5km East of Ensisheim, Alsace, France. Missing Air Crew Report - MACR 6936. Prisoner of War (POW)

  • Leonard Lincoln

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Was on board B-24 #42-52627 on 12 July 1944. Hit by Flak, put on fire, 2 engines out, forced to make an emergency landing 5km East of Ensisheim, Alsace, France. Missing Air Crew Report - MACR 6936. Prisoner of War (POW)

  • Byron Long

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    INT Had mechanical failure and landed in Switzerland on 7/12/44 in B-17 'Gloria' #42102457

  • Richard Matheis

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 453rd Bomb Group
    Was on board B-24 #42-52627 on 12 July 1944. Hit by Flak, put on fire, 2 engines out, forced to make an emergency landing 5km East of Ensisheim, Alsace, France. Missing Air Crew Report - MACR 6936. Prisoner of War (POW)

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Aircraft

  • 42-97194 Good Pickin'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 5/2/44; Kearney 24/2/44; Presque Is 11/3/44; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-O] Horham 11/3/44; with G.M. Jackman force landed B-53 Merville, Belg., 10/5/45; with Lt Henderson force landed A-70 Laon, France 20/5/45; 114m Returned to the USA...

  • 42-102457 Filthy Hag, Gloria

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 5/3/44; Kearney 22/3/44; Dow Field 4 March 1944; Assigned 410BS/94BG [GL-R] Rougham 6 April 1944. Nicknamed "FILTHY HAG". Was hit by Flak at an altitude of 23,000 feet on the 22 April 1944 mission to Hamm, Germany. It caught fire, 2...

  • 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. ...

  • 42-52627

    B-24 Liberator
    Hit by Flak, put on fire, 2 engines out, forced to make an emergency landing 5km East of Ensisheim, Alsace, France. Missing Air Crew Report - MACR 6936.

  • 42-97273 Aces & ATES!

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 15/2/44; Dalhart 1/3/44; Grenier 26/3/44; Assigned 546BS/384BG [BK-F] Grafton Underwood 9/4/44; detailed Leipzig 7/7/44 with Nick Pranger, Co-pilot: Kenneth Vaden, Navigator: Edward Cheresnik, Bombardier: Charles Wolf, Flight...

Revisions

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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