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15 October 1944

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BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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2. COLOGNE

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AIRFIELD

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3. COLOGNE/EIFELTOR

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MARSHALLING YARDS

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4. COLOGNE/GEREON

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MARSHALLING YARDS

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5. COLOGNE/IMBERT

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MARSHALLING YARDS

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6. COLOGNE/KALK

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MARSHALLING YARDS

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7. COLOGNE/NIPPES

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MARSHALLING YARDS

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8. Germany

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INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

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Dormigeno

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9. HELIGOLAND ISLAND

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NAVAL INSTALLATIONS

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This is an APHRODITE mission (388th BG). Success not given in available data. 23 of 24 B-24s fly a cover mission to the same target. This is the last mission where P-38s will be used in an escort role.

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10. KOBLENZ/LUTZEL

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MARSHALLING YARDS

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11. LIMBURG

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MARSHALLING YARDS

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12. MONHEIM/RHENANIA

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OIL REFINERY

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13. REISHOLZ

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OIL REFINERY

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14. Wester

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

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15. WORRINGEN

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BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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Service

People

  • George Abbott

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Togglier/ Bombardier | 398th Bomb Group
    He had been a waist gunner in training to take over the Bombardier role and was in the nose. A German 88 anti aircraft shell had exploded in his lap, killing him instantly. The plane with its nose blown off and up into the windshield made it back to...

  • John Baumgardner

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group

  • Carmen Bell

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

  • Gustave Bjorkstrom

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 390th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 570BS, 390BG, 8AF USAAF. 13 x combat missions*. Failed to Return (FTR) Merseburg in B-17 42-97407 'Asterisk' 30-Nov-44; Hit by flak and knocked unconscious just prior to mid air collision with B-17 44-8080. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR...

  • Warren Callahan

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 447th Bomb Group
    Warran Callahan served as a co-pilot with the 708th Bomb Squadron of the 447th Bomb Group, flying bombing missions out of Rattlesden, England.

  • Raymond Carlson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 466th Bomb Group

  • Robert Collins

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

  • Robert Conrad

    Military | Captain | Navigator | 445th Bomb Group

  • Edmund D'Inzillo

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 570BS, 390BG, 8AF USAAF. 13 x combat missions*. Failed to Return (FTR) Merseburg in B-17 #42-97407 'Asterisk' 30-Nov-44; mid air collision with B-17 #44-8080, believed to have fallen out of A/C without parachute. Killed in Action (KIA)....

  • Calvin Davis

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 390th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 400BS, 90BG, 5AF USAAF. 50 x combat mission tour completed in Asia/Pacific theatre of operations, being wounded on both his first and last missions. Eligible for a non-operational posting, but chose to do an additional tour in the European...

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Aircraft

  • 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;...

  • 42-30039 'Liberty Belle'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 2/4/43; Sioux City 14/4/43; Kearney 3/5/43; Dow Fd 24/5/43; Assigned 337BS/96BG [AW-Q] in US; transferred 544BS/384BG [SU-H] Grafton Underwood 29/5/43; 2 SAD Lt Staughton 14/8/43; transferred Aphrodite Project 803BS RCM Knettishall 1...

  • 42-31939 Spook Six

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 6/1/44; Kearney 15/1/44; Romulus 23/1/44; Grenier 25/1/44; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-J] Horham 2/2/44; transferred 412BS [QW-J]; 98m, with S.D. Reed, force landed RAF Coltishakk, 8RTD, 1WIA; Returned to the USA 121 BU Bradley 21/6/44;...

  • 42-37743 'Yankee Doodle Dandy'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 16/8/43; Long Beach 17/8/43; Assigned 333BS/94BG [TS-M] Rougham 11/9/43; transferred 803BS RCM Sculthorpe 1/44; APH Knettishall; Missing in Action Heligoland 15/10/44 with Lts W. Patton & J. Hinner. YANKEE DOODLE DANDY.

  • 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. ...

  • 42-97105 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...

  • 42-97844

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 14/3/44; Kearney 13/4/44; Dow Fd 29/4/44; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-R] Horham 20/4/44; with Glovik 7/10/44, Waist gunner: Chas Buda KIA; 97m, Missing in Action Frankfurt 9/3/45 with Bill Durant (Ouratt?), Co-pilot: Dwight King, Navigator...

  • 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;...

  • 43-37917 Pauline

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered to Cheyenne 5/6/44; Kearney 18/6/44; Grenier 30/6/44; Assigned to the 545BS/384BG, squadron code JD-B, Grafton Underwood on 17/7/44; transferred with the group to Istres, France for passenger duties (Project Green); Salvaged 31/12/45. PAULINE...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 February 2018 09:24:42 marshaferraro Changes to person associations
Sources

Personal list of 30 missions Lloyd C. Kenagy participated in with the 401st Bomb Group 613th Squadron between Aug 1, 1944 and April 11, 1945.

Date Contributor Update
03 February 2017 23:32:44 timothymotz Changes to person associations
Sources

Timothy Motz; from mission list kept by Harold Motz, compared to Doyle Shields, "History of the 447th Bomb Group"

Date Contributor Update
30 September 2016 02:39:12 466thHistorian Changes to person associations
Sources

"Attlebridge Diaries" John Woolnough
page 134

Date Contributor Update
27 May 2015 16:44:11 jdossetter Changes to event
Sources

http://8thafhs.com/missions.php

Date Contributor Update
27 May 2015 16:43:31 jdossetter Changes to event
Sources

http://8thafhs.com/missions.php

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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