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5 August 1944

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Description

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Mission details

1.

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 18 T

2.

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Aircraft type

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 23.3.T

3.

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 3.3 T

4.

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Aircraft type

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 8 T

5. Brunswick, Germany

Description

AERO-ENGINEERING AIRCRAFT FACTORY

Aircraft type

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Notes

2nd Bomb Division was made up of 44th BG, 93rd BG, 389th BG, 392nd BG, 445th BG, 446th BG, 448th BG, 453rd BG, 458th BG, 466th BG, 467th BG, 489th BG, 491 BG, 492nd BG.

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.

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 266.4 T

6. Brunswick, Germany

Description

AIRCRAFT COMPONENTS FACTORY

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Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 82.9 T

7. Brunswick, Germany

Description

ME 110 ASSEMBLY PLANT

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 180.5 T

8. BRUNSWICK/BUSSING (Primary)

Description

AIRCRAFT FACTORY

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 129 T

9. BRUNSWICK/WILHELMITOR (Primary)

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Aircraft type

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Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 180.5 T

10. DOLLBERGEN (Primary)

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Aircraft type

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Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 274.5 T

11. FALLERSLABEN (Primary)

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Aircraft type

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 270.5 T

12. GOSLAR (Secondary)

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

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Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 23 T

13. HALBERSTADT (Primary)

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

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Notes

3rd Bomb Division was made up of B-24s is 34th BG, 486th BG, 487th BG, 490th BG, 491st Bomb Group, 493rd BG. Last mission for 490th Bomb Group with B-24s. They will re-outfit with B-17s and return to active duty on 27-Aug-44.

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 196.1 T

14. HANNOVER/LANGENHAGEN (Primary)

Description

AIRFIELD

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Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 375 T

15. HELMSTEDT (Secondary)

Description

AIRFIELD

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Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 36 T

16. MAGDEBURG/NEUSTADT (Primary)

Description

OIL REFINERY

Aircraft type

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Notes

3rd Bomb Division was made up of B-17s is 94th BG, 96th Bomb Group, 100th BG, 385th BG, 388th BG, 447th BG, 452nd BG. 95th Bomb Group & 390th Bomb Group stand down.

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.

  • 100th Bomb Group

    100th Bomb Group

    Group
    "The Bloody Hundredth", so-called because of a reputation for losing a high number aircraft and crews, flew B-17s from Thorpe Abbotts, Norfolk. Their losses were not the highest of any Eighth Air Force Group but on several occasions the Group lost many...

  • 385th Bomb Group

    385th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 385th Bomb Group, who took the nickname "Van's Valiants" after their first Commanding Officer Col. Elliot Vandevanter, flew B-17s from Great Ashfield, Suffolk. The Group led the famous attack on the Focke-Wolfe aircraft factory at Marienburg on 9...

  • 388th Bomb Group

    388th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 388th Bomb Group flew strategic bombing mission from Knettishall, Suffolk from June 1943 to the end of the war. During this time, though, detachments were sent to Fersfield, Norfolk to conduct Aphrodite missions. In these Aphrodite missions veteran...

  • 447th Bomb Group

    447th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 447th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses on strategic bombardment missions out of Rattlesden, Suffolk. With their first mission coming on Christmas Eve, December 24, 1943, their main focus was hitting sites that would weaken enemy forces...

  • 452nd Bomb Group

    452nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 452nd Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deopham Green, Norfolk, from January 1944. The air crews hit strategic sites in Germany but also supported the movement of ground forces across Europe after D-Day. On 6 June 1944 itself, the Group...

  • 94th Bomb Group

    94th Bomb Group

    Group
    Activated 15 June 1942 at MacDill Field, Florida. Initial organization and training at Pendleton Field, Oregon on 29 June 1942. Primary flight training at Davis-Monthan Field in Arizona from 28 Aug. 42 to 31 Oct. 42; then at Biggs Field, El Paso, Texas...

  • 96th Bomb Group

    96th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 96th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses to targets across occupied Europe from May 1943 to April 1945. ...

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 226.9 T

17. MAGEBURG/KRUPP (Primary)

Description

TANK FACTORY

Aircraft type

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Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 205 T

18. NEINBURG (Primary)

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Aircraft type

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Notes

1st Bomb Division was made up of 91st Bomb Group, 92nd BG, 303rd BG, 305th BG, 306th BG, 351st BG, 379th BG, 381st BG, 384th BG, 398th BG, 401st BG, 457th BG.

Units

  • 1st Bomb Division

    1st Bomb Division

    Division
    The groups under the command of the 1st Bomb Wing came under the command of the 1st Bomb Division in August 1943. In December 1944, the Division was redesginated the 1st Air Division.

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 665 T

Service

People

  • Leroy Adams

    Military | Master Sergeant | Engineer/Top Turret Gunner | 401st Bomb Group

  • Curtis Adamy

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 466th Bomb Group

  • Charles Aiken

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 35 x combat missions. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (5OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (3 x Battle Stars).

  • Francis Anthony

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer/Top Turret Gunner | 401st Bomb Group

  • Raymond Barto

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 755BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Returned to Duty (RTD) from mission to Brunswick, Germany 5-Aug-44 in B-24 41-29359; A/C ditched due to fuel starvation. Picked up by ASR. RTD. MACR 8675. Awards: AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Allen Boorse

    Military | Flight Officer | Co-Pilot | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 755BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Brunswick, Germany 5-Aug-44 in B-24 41-29359. A/C ditched due to fuel starvation. Didn't survive the ditching. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 8675

  • Rudolph Buczak

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 457th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 750BS, 457BG, 8AF USAAF. Survived ditching in B-17G 42-38063 'GI Virgin'. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Clayton Christiansen

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    Clayton Robert Christiansen went by the name Bob or his initials C.R. most of his life. He had 2 older ...

  • John Colbert

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 755BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Returned to Duty (RTD) from mission to Brunswick, Germany 5-Aug-44 in B-24 41-29359; A/C ditched due to fuel starvation. Picked up by ASR. RTD. MACR 8675. ...

  • Benjamin Dankosky

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 755BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Returned to Duty (RTD) from mission to Brunswick, Germany 5-Aug-44 in B-24 41-29359; A/C ditched due to fuel starvation. Picked up by ASR. RTD. MACR 8675. Awards: AM, PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Aircraft

  • 41-29359 'Tail Wind'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 755BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Brunswick, Germany 5 August 1944. Flak damage caused initial loss of 2 engines, which were restarted, ran out of fuel over the Channel, ditched North Sea. 9 men survived, the Co...

  • 42-102394 Down N' Go

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 27/2/44; Kearney 15/3/44; Dow Fd 4/4/44; Assigned 614BS/401BG [IW-C] Deenethorpe 16/4/44; Missing in Action Merseburg 24/8/44 with Parker Finney, Co-pilot: Virgil Price, Navigator: Dale Scott, tog-Brown Bralley, Waist gunner: Burton...

  • 42-102468 'Farmer's Daughter'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 5/3/44; Hunter 7/4/44; Dow Fd 29/4/44; Assigned 615BS/401BG [IY-C] Deenethorpe 3/5/44; 614BS [IW-S]; 106m, Returned to the USA Bradley 7/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 14/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for...

  • 42-102659 'Hard Seventeen', 'Hard Luck'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 23/3/44; Kearney 13/4/44; Grenier 15/5/44; Assigned 447BG Rattlesden 16/5/44; transferred 614BS/401BG [IW-J] Deenethorpe 30/5/44; Salvaged 10/1/45. ...

  • 42-102674 Packawalup III

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 25/3/44; Kearney 12/4/44; Grenier 29/4/44; Assigned 94BG Rougham 1/5/44; transferred 615BS/401BG [IY-M] Deenethorpe 19/5/44; battle damaged Frankfurt 5/11/44, force-landed at Great Dunmow, U.K. after sustaining extensive battle...

  • 42-102947 D-Day Dottie

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 21/4/44; Kearney 2/5/44; Grenier 26/5/44; Assigned 613BS/401BG [IN-S] 27/5/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 8/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 12/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman...

  • 42-107062 Worry Bird/Miss Bea Haven

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 9/2/44; Rapid City 2/3/44; Dow Fd 3/4/44; Assigned 398BG Nuthampstead 25/4/44; no ops, transferred 562BS/388BG Knettishall 29/4/44 WORRY BIRD; Returned to the USA Bradley 8/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 29/11/45;...

  • 42-107084 'Betty's Revenge'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 16/2/44; Kearney 22/3/44; Grenier 3/4/44; Assigned 614BS/401BG [IW-G] Deenethorpe 16/4/44; Missing in Action Politz, Poland 7/10/44 with Alex Harasym, Clarry Barsuk, Glen Topic, Jarvis Friduss, Emanuel Saylor, John Bailey, George Capps ...

  • 42-107113 'Miss Aldaflak' 'Section 8'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 24/2/44; Gr Island 7/3/44; Grenier 5/4/44; Assigned 615BS/401BG [IY-J] Deenethorpe 2/5/44; 612BS [SC-O]; Returned to the USA Bradley 6/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 21/10/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for...

  • 42-107151 Cover Girl

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 7/3/44; Kearney 22/3/44; Grenier 7/4/44; Assigned 614BS/401BG [IW-B] Deenethorpe 15/4/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 8/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 12/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA)...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 October 2014 09:31:30 Lucy May Changes to aircraft associations
Sources

Associated B-17 43-37839 of the 100th Bomb Group that was shot down on this mission.

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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