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25 September 1944

Official description

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Description

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Mission details

1.

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Aircraft type

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Notes

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Mission Statistics

2.

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Aircraft type

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Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 6 T

3. FRANKFURT (Secondary)

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Aircraft type

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Notes

1st Bomb Division was made up of 91st Bomb Group, 92nd BG, 305th BG, 306th BG, 351st BG, 379th BG, 381st BG, 384th BG, 385th BG,389th BG, 401st BG, 457th BG, 486th BG. 303rd Bomb Group stands down.

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 1149.8 T

4. KOBLENZ/MOSEL (Primary)

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

2nd Bomb Division was made up of 44th BG, 92nd BG, 93rd BG, 385th BG, 389th BG, 445th BG, 446th BG, 453rd BG, 489th BG, 491 BG, 492nd BG. 458th BG, 466th BG, 467th Bomb Group stand down

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 673.5 T

5. KOBLNZ/RHEIN (Opportunistic)

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft type

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Notes

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Mission Statistics

6. LUDWIGSHAFEN (Primary)

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft type

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Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 128 T

7. LUDWIGSHAFEN/OPAU (Primary)

Description

OIL REFINERY

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

3rd Bomb Division was made up of B-17s is34th BG, 44th BG, 96th Bomb Group, 100th BG, 385th BG, 388th BG, 390th BG, 447th BG, 452nd BG, 486th BG, 490th BG, 493rd BG. 95th Bomb Group stands 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.

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 1133.5 T

Service

People

  • Harold Adams

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

  • Robert Atkins

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Robert Atkins served as a tail gunner with the 733rd Bomb Squadron of the 453rd Bomb Group, flying missions out of Old Buckenham, England.

  • Wade Beyeler

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Navigator | 452nd Bomb Group
    This is my Dad, Wade S. Beyeler... He served in the 8th U.S. Army Air Force in WW II... He was stationed at Deopham Green, near Attleborough, East Anglia, England, and flew 35 bombing missions over Nazi Germany as a Navigator in the B-17s named "Swing...

  • Robert Cameron

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down in B-17 42-107057 BK-T, Spirit of "96" on 25 September 1944. POW, Missing Air Crew Report #9414.

  • Edward Cheresnik

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator, Bombardier | 384th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed near Wiesbaden in B-17 'Spirit of '96' #42-107057, MACR 9414.

  • Robert Collins

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

  • Lee Conner

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 448th Bomb Group
    Lee's original aircraft was named "Do Bunny", after his soon to be wife, Doris Christianson (Frank Christianson's sister). However; upon arrival at Wales, the aircraft they named was given to another crew.

  • Robert Eby

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 305th Bomb Group Can Do

  • Lawrence Ferguson

    Military | Flight Officer | Co-Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed near Wiesbaden in B-17 'Spirit of '96' 42-107057, MACR 9414.

  • 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;...

  • 42-38013 "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. ...

  • 42-97105 Paper Doll

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Selfridge Fld 3/2/44; Dorval 4/3/44; Assigned RAF [HB-768]; transferred 561BS/388BG Knettishall 13/3/44; Missing in Action Parchim 7/4/45 with Lew Hickman, Arnold Wolf, Cawthorn Perdue, Albt Vawter, Herman Meyer (5 Prisoner of War); John...

  • 42-97599

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 2/1/44; 1SAG Langley 23/1/44; Grenier 24/2/44; Assigned 335BS/95BG [OE-T] Horham 28/2/44; 20m, Missing in Action Ludwigshafen 25/9/44 with 96BG crew, Comp-Capt Jim McKnight, Bombardier: Chas Nielsen (2KIA-both chutes failed); p-Bill...

  • 42-97760

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 16/2/44; 1SAG Langley 12/3/44; Dow Fd 29/5/44; Assigned 562BS/388BG Knettishall 31/5/44; Salvaged 9AF Germany 11/1/46.

  • 43-37775 OH! Hard Luck

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 20/5/44; Kearney 1/6/44; Grenier 18/6/44; Assigned 339BS/96BG [QJ-E] Snetterton 19/6/44 HELL'S CHARIOT; landing accident at base with Neal Keys 23/5/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 9/7/45; with Bill Evans to Scott Fd, IlL 10/7/45;...

  • 43-37971

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 14/6/44; Kearney 21/6/44; Grenier 12/7/44; Assigned 545BS/384BG [JD-T] Grafton Underwood 17/7/44; to Istres, France but en route crash landed with Bob Sheahan on Guernsey, Channel Is, 11/6/45; Salvaged 12/6/45.

  • 42-95021 San Antonio Rose

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-102513 Swing Shift Baby

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered: Cheyenne 10/3/44; Gr Island 29/3/44; Grenier 6/4/44; Assigned: 731BS/452BG Deopham Green 10/4/44; battle damage Ludwigshafen 25/9/44 Crew bailed out due to flak damage to three engines, landed on auto-pilot near Mondorf-led-Bains, and was...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:43:08 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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