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5 September 1944

Official description

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Description

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Mission details

1.

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 4 T

2.

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 9.5 T

3. KARLSRUHE (Primary)

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Because Karlsruhe is just across the French border with Germany, it was determined that this group did not require a fighter escort. 2nd Bomb Division was made up of 389th BG, 445th BG, 453rd BG,458th BG, 466th BG, 467th 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 463.5 T

4. LUDWIGSHAFEN (Primary)

Description

SYNTHETIC OIL PLANT

Aircraft type

B-17 Flying Fortress

Notes

1st Bomb Division was made up of 91st Bomb Group, 92nd BG, 303rd BG, 306th BG, 351st BG, 384th BG, 398th BG, 401st BG.
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German Industry Attacked
Thirty-six aircraft of the 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the 41st Combat Bombardment Wing "B" with thirty-five aircraft attacking the primary target. All aircraft attacking were in combat wing formation and released their bombs at 200 foot interval in the Wing Lead PFF aircraft.

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 723.9 T

5. STUTTGART (Primary)

Description

AIRCRAFT FACTORY

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

A Swiss Bf 109 is accidentally shot down by a P-51 near Dubendorf. 3rd Bomb Division was made up of 95th Bomb Group, 96th Bomb Group, 100th BG, 388th BG, 390th 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 464 T

Service

People

  • Harold Adams

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

  • George Boozer

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 388th Bomb Group
    The person with this name and birth/death dates buring at Fort Bliss National Cemetery is listed as "Master Sergeant - US Army" on his headstone. Boozer is wearing Captain's bars in his photo. This birth and death date may well be for the wrong ...

  • 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,

  • R Bridge

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio operator | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 11 x missions. Ended Tour Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • James Caperton

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 32 x combat missions. On Stuttgart mission, force landed Reims, France in B-17 42-31483 'Bonnie-B'; battle damaged and with two engines out. RTD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • James Carter

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • Jay Clark

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Engineer | 303rd Bomb Group

  • Frank Decicco

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 31 x missions. Ended Tour Duty (ETD). Entered training as pilot/navigator/bombardier at San Antonio TX. 12/4/45. ...

  • MacChesney Desmond

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 303rd Bomb Group
    Awarded the Air Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster for meritorious achievement while participating in sustained bomber combat operations over Germany and German-occupied countries. LT. Desmond was from Simsbury, CT. Awards: DFC, AM(OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Thomas Flemming

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Thomas F Flemming served as a pilot with the 323rd Bomb Squadron of the 91st Bomb Group. ...

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Aircraft

  • 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;...

  • 42-31483 'Bonny-B'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 10/11/43; Kearney 28/11/43; Bangor 5/12/43; Assigned 359BS/303BG [BN-B] Molesworth 1/1/44; 93 missions Missing in Action Stuttgart 5/9/44 with Bill Morgan, Co-pilot: John Parker, Navigator: Abe Wodinsky, Bombardier: Frank Destito,...

  • 42-31484 'Mairsy Doats'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 11/11/43; Kearney 10/12/43; Presque Is 14/12/43; Assigned 545BS/384BG [JD-F] Grafton Underwood 20/1/44; 546BS [BK-F]; battle damaged Gerolstein 27/12/44, crash landed Manston; 9KIA; Salvaged 28/12/44. MAIRSY DOATS.

  • 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. ...

  • 42-39993 'Hells Angels Out Of Chute 13', 'Grossly Inadequate'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 26/10/43; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-C] Deenethorpe 1/1/44; 118m landing accident at base with Jim Nolan 7/5/45; sal 2 SAD Watton, Nfk 8/5/45. HELL’S ANGELS OUT OF CHUTE 13 aka GROSSLY INADEQUATE. ...

  • 42-50511

    B-24 Liberator
    This plane was piloted by Lt Frazee and co-pilot Captain Edward Appel on its last mission on 5 September 1944. Its target was the Marshalling yards near Karlsruhe. It was flying deputy lead and on formation instruments nearly all the way. Just before...

  • 42-110078 Shoo-Shoo Baby

    B-24 Liberator

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 November 2016 10:22:23 thalerk Changes to event
Sources

http://www.384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/SortieReport.php?SortieKey...

Date Contributor Update
13 November 2014 14:09:47 Emily Changes to media associations
Sources

Associated Media based on images associated with missions in Freeman, The Mighty Eighth War Diary.

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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