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26 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

Tonnage dropped 1.5 T

2.

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Aircraft type

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Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 8.5 T

3. Bremen, Germany

Description

ARMORED VEHICLE FACTORY

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

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

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 1026.5 T

4. BREMERHAVEN (Opportunistic)

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Aircraft type

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Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 30 T

5. HAMM (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 821.8 T

6. HESEPE (Opportunistic)

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 7.5 T

7. LIESBORN (Opportunistic)

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Aircraft type

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Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 3 T

8. OSNABRUCK (Primary)

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

1st Bomb Division was made up of 91st Bomb Group, 92nd BG, 303rd BG, 305th BG, 351st BG, 379th BG, 381st BG, 384th BG, 385th BG,389th BG, 401st BG, 457th BG, 486th BG. 306th 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 948.5 T

9. RHEINE (Opportunistic)

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 25 T

Service

People

  • Harold Adams

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

  • Lowell Ankrom

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Togglier | 401st Bomb Group

  • William Atkinson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 401st Bomb Group

  • Dale Avers

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group

  • Carmen Bell

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Tail Gunner | 95th Bomb Group

  • 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,

  • Kenneth Burkheimer

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    Kenneth Burkheimer was a Pilot in the 388th Bomb Group/560th Bomb Squadron. He was shot down twice. First on the 26 September 1944 mission to Bremen. Ditched his B-17# 42-31039 in the Channel off Calais, France. All the crew of ten was picked up by PT...

  • Robert Calef

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 447th Bomb Group
    1st Lt. Robert C. Calef Jr serial number O-821216 was killed in action near Bremerhaven, Germany, September 26, 1944. ...

  • Charles Cappellino

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer | 95th Bomb Group

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Aircraft

  • 42-102398 Dynamite John

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 29/2/44; Gr Island 22/3/44; Grenier 20/4/44; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-H] Deenethorpe 13/5/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 6/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 8/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in...

  • 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...

  • 42-107009 'Lady Jane'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 25/1/44; Kearney 16/2/44; Grenier 10/3/44; Assigned 613BS/401BG [IN-F] Deenethorpe; on return from mission 12 May 1944 with Lt J.C. Sharp, Waist gunner: Alfred A. Tomkinson (KIA- flak hit - died in in base hospital). ...

  • 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)...

  • 42-31039

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 8/9/43; Gr Island 19/10/43; Assigned 560BS/388BG [Q] Knettishall 25/10/43; Missing in Action Osnabruck 26/9/44 with Pilot Kenneth O. Burkheimer, Co-pilot: Andrew I. Denney Jr, Navigator: Delmont E. Harlow, Bombardier: Walter T....

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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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