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17 October 1944

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Description

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Mission details

1.

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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2. COLOGNE/EIFELTOR

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

A mix of 274 P-47 and P-51s provide escort. Mix not given in available data.

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3. COLOGNE/FALK

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

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4. COLOGNE/GEREON

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft type

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Notes

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5. COLOGNE/GEREON

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

A mix of 271 P-47s and P-51s provide escort. Mix not given in available data.

Mission Statistics

6. COLOGNE/GREMBERG

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft type

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7. COLOGNE/KALK

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft type

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Notes

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8. LEVERKUSEN

Description

CHEMICAL WORKS

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Weather prevents the attack on Leverkusen, so the secondary targets at Cologne are hit. A mix of 229 P-47 and P-51s provide escort. Mix not given in available data.

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Service

People

  • Harold Anderson

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 466th 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.

  • Dale Avers

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

  • Karl Bierman

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    A worker at an aircraft plant in California, he enlisted in the Air Corps in January 1943. Sent overseas in 1944, he was assigned to the 305th Bomb Group / 366th Bomb Squadron and died in Germany with the loss of B-17 43-3805, shot down 17 October 1944...

  • John Blumenstock

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Retired from the USAF with the rank of Lt. Colonel

  • Paul Boyle

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th 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,

  • David Bridgers

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • 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.

  • Charles Cappellino

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

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Aircraft

  • 42-102501 The Challenger

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 9/3/44; Gr Island 11/4/44; Dowe Fd 28/4/44; Assigned 546BS/384BG [BK-H] Grafton Underwood 12/5/44; Missing in Action Berlin 3/2/45 with Robert Clax Long, Frederick Arnold Maki, Jack Coleman Cook (3 Killed in Action); Ralph John Vrana...

  • 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...

  • 42-31939 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;...

  • 42-39993 '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...

  • 42-97760

    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.

  • 43-37756 Milk Wagon

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 18/5/44; Kearney 27/5/44; Dow Fd 8/6/44; Assigned 708BS/447BG Rattlesden 9/6/44; completed 129 missions with no abort; Returned to the USA Bradley 9/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 13/7/45; Reconstruction Finance...

  • 43-38052

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 20 June 1944; Hunter 16 July 1944; Dow Field 23 July 1944; Assigned 366BS/305BG Chelveston 6 August 1944; Missing in Action Cologne 17 October 1944 with Pilot Emil V. Potucek; Co-Pilot Wayne P. McCallen; Navigator George C. Skeen;...

  • 43-38393

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 28/7/44; Hunter 8/8/44; Dow Fd 30/8/44; Assigned 569BS/390BG [CC-V] Framlingham 2/9/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 30/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 6/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA)...

  • 43-38595 'Stormy Weather'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 22/8/44; Lincoln 1/9/44; Grenier 11/9/44; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-B] Horham 13/9/44; 6m, Missing in Action Cologne 17/10/44 with Arvil McCulley, Co-pilot: Jean Ericson, Navigator: Joe Kunze, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Andy...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 April 2020 19:09:15 466thHistorian Changes to person associations and aircraft associations
Sources

466th BG Archives - Mission Report for 14 October 1944
NARA document research provided by Brad Sullivan

Date Contributor Update
20 February 2018 09:27:07 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
30 September 2016 02:46:11 466thHistorian Changes to person associations
Sources

"466th BG Archives - Combat Crew Mission Record chart 786th BS

Date Contributor Update
19 June 2015 15:23:49 Kenneth Howard Changes to person associations
Sources

John Darvin Howard records

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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