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24 August 1944

Official description

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Description

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Mission details

1.

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

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Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 16.9 T

2.

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Aircraft type

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Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 14 T

3.

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Aircraft type

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Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 32.8 T

4.

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Aircraft type

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Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 5 T

5. BRUNSWICK/QUERUM (Primary)

Description

AIRCRAFT FACTORIES

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Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 280.5 T

6. BRUNSWICK/WAGGUM (Primary)

Description

AIRCRAFT FACTORIES

Aircraft type

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Notes

2nd Bomb Division was made up of 44th BG, 93rd BG, 389th 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 313.7 T

7. BRÜX (PRIMARY)

Description

OIL REFINERY

Aircraft type

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Notes

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

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 310.9 T

8. FREITAL (Primary)

Description

OIL REFINERY

Aircraft type

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Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 161.5 T

9. GOSLAR (Opportunistic)

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

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Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 92 T

10. HANNOVER/LANGENHAGEN (Primary)

Description

AIRCRAFT FACTORIES

Aircraft type

B-24 Liberator

Notes

Mission #2 Chester L. Sinclair
Bomb Load: 6- 500 lb. bombs and 6-Incendary Bombs
Bomb Altitude: 21,000 Ft.
Time: 7:20 Hrs.
Remarks: Rough-flew through concentrated flak. Top gunner had hydraulic system knocked out but no casualties. Hydraulic system of right brakes shot out. No fighters. P1 on right wing
was on fire. Got several holes.

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 211.2 T

11. HEMMINGSTEDT (Opportunistic)

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

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Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 9 T

12. KIEL/WALTHER (Primary)

Description

OIL REFINERY

Aircraft type

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Notes

3rd Bomb Division was made up of B-24s is 34th BG, 486th BG, 491st Bomb Group, 493rd BG. This is the Last mission for 3rd Bomb Division B-24s. The groups will be re-outfitted with B-17s. And return to missions on 17-Sep-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 124 T

13. KOLLEDA (Primary)

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

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Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 75 T

14. LEIPZIG (Opportunistic)

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

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Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 25 T

15. MERSEBURG (Primary)

Description

OIL REFINERY

Aircraft type

B-17 Flying Fortress

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.
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The 384th Bombardment Group (H) provided all three groups of the 41st "C" Combat Bombardment Wing on today's mission. The 8th AF continued to decimate the enemy's fuel supply by attacking this giant chemical complex. The "C" wing was to follow the "A" and "B" wings, but over the North Sea, they caught up and passed both, leading them from the enemy coast, for the rest of the mission. This was apparently due to the wings making different adjustments for cloud layers, and perhaps navigation errors. Although the 384th was prepared for a target obscured by clouds and smoke screen, there was sufficient visibility for visual bombing.

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 436.8 T

16. MISBURG (Primary)

Description

OIL REFINERY

Aircraft type

B-24 Liberator

Notes

466th BG has 23 aircraft drop 48.25 tons of GP bombs (a/c loaded with 20x250 lbs. GP) on target. The 466th suffered no losses, though one aircraft lost two engines over target and another lost one. Two a/c were involved in a ground collision landing accident on return to Attlebridge. There were no injuries in this incident though both a/c were salvaged.

Units

  • 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...

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 218 T

17. NORDHAUSEN (Opportunistic)

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 27.5 T

18. RUHLAND (Primary)

Description

OIL REFINERY

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 293.4 T

19. STADE (Opportunistic)

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 5 T

20. VORDEN (Opportunistic)

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 27.5 T

21. WEIMAR (Primary)

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Aircraft type

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Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 303.1 T

Service

People

  • Harold Adams

    Military | Technical Sergeant | MOS 757 - Radio Operator / Mechanic / Gunner, AAF | 384th Bomb Group

  • William Adams

    Military | Sergeant | Togglier / Nose Gunner | 491st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 854BS, 491BG, 8AF USAAF. 1 x combat mission. ...

  • 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).

  • Allan Ainley

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 615BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 28 x combat missions. Michael Kochel crew. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (4OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (3 x Battle Stars)

  • Russell Albert

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 401st Bomb Group

  • John Allen

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 615BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 31 x missions. Ended Tour Duty (ETD). Awards: AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Don Anderson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier, Navigator | 401st Bomb Group

  • Arnold Asheim

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 401st Bomb Group

  • Elmore Austin

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 491st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 854BS, 491BG, 8AF USAAF. 1 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Hanover in B-24 42-110107 "Wham Bam Thank You Ma'm" 24-Aug-44; bailed out of A/C, captured and held overnight at Munster A/D. ...

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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...

  • 42-102393 Diana Queen Of The Chase

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 27/2/44; Hunter 22/3/44; Grenier 2/4/44; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-R] Deenethorpe 16/4/44; 111m, Returned to the USA Bradley 8/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 12/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal...

  • 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...

  • 42-107047 The Doodle Bug

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 6/2/44; Grenier 3/3/44; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-M] Horham 17/3/44; with R.V. Mercer force landed Framlingham AFB 25/12/44 with engine failure; battle damaged Berlin 3/2/45 with H. Palmer; force landed Charleroi, Bel; 97m, repaired & ret...

  • 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 ...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 May 2018 22:41:57 jsinclair Changes to event
Sources

John Sinclair for diary of Chester L. Sinclair.

Date Contributor Update
12 November 2016 10:11:23 thalerk Changes to event
Sources

http://www.384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/One384thMission.php?Missio...

Date Contributor Update
20 September 2016 02:33:43 466thHistorian Changes to aircraft associations
Sources

466th Archives - 785th BS Combat Crew Mission Record chart

Date Contributor Update
20 September 2016 02:31:06 466thHistorian Changes to event
Sources

"Attlebridge Diaries" - John Woolnough
page 112

Date Contributor Update
11 December 2014 10:18:04 Emily Changes to event
Sources

Moved Brux pin from middle of the sea to Brux (Most) Czech Republic

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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