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30 October 1944

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Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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2. BREMEN

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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3. CUXHAVEN

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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4. ENSCHEDE

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

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5. HAMBURG

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

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6. HAMBURG/HARBURG

Description

OIL REFINERY

Aircraft type

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Notes

A mix of 293 P-47s and P-51s provide escort. Mix not given in available data.

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7. HAMBURG/RHENANIA

Description

OIL REFINERY

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8. HAMM

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

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9. HELIGOLAND ISLAND

Description

COVER MISSION

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10. HELIGOLAND ISLAND

Description

NAVAL INSTALLATIONS

Aircraft type

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Notes

This is and APHRODITE attack (388th BG).

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11. MERSEBURG/LEUNA

Description

OIL REFINERY

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Notes

Mission recalled due to weather

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12. MUNSTER

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft type

B-17 Flying Fortress

Notes

457th BG MISSION NO. 142: MUNSTER, GERMANY,30 OCTOBER 1944
Although the assigned primary target was the synthetic oil plant at Gelsenkirchen, solid undercastcaused the Group to bomb Munster for the second time in three days. The 457th comprised the 94th B Combat Wing, with Lt. Col. Francis as Air Commander.
The Group assembled and flew the Division Assembly line as briefed and in proper position. Somedifficulty was encountered in maintaining Division formation when the Group ran into very dense and persistent contrails west of the Dutch coast. However, the course to the IP was flown as briefed. Since ten-tenths clouds covered the primary target, the Group attacked the PFF secondary target. The turn was made at the IP, as briefed for PFF bombing, with squadrons in trail. Visibility was poor because of contrails. Meager and inaccurate flak had no effect on the bomb run. The lead squadron performed its own sighting and released its bombs fiom 28,000 feet. The high squadron also performed its own sighting. The PFF equipment malfunctioned halfway down the bomb run, but the operator had given a sufficient number of dropping angles to permit the bombardier to release bombs. The low squadron dropped on the smoke markers of the lead.

The route from the target was flown as briefed. All planes retumed safely to the base with two craft sustaining damage.

Units

  • 457th Bomb Group

    457th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 457th Bomb Group began combat operations during the Big Week of 20-25 February when American bombers carried out concentrated raids against German aircraft bases, factories and assembly plants. The air crews' targets on that first mission were...

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13. OSNABRUCK

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

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14. UETERSEN

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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15. WESERMUNDE

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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Service

People

  • Harold Adams

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

  • Allan Ainley

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 615BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 28 x combat missions. Michael Kochel crew. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (4OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (3 x Battle Stars)

  • Russell Albert

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 401st Bomb Group

  • Glen Alexander

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Lead Crew Squadron Operations Officer AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster/ DFC

  • Lewis Allen

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 401st Bomb Group

  • Joseph Amber

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Togglier, Waist Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. Don Currie crew. 38 x combat missions. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (1 x Battle Star).

  • Leroy Andrews

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 401st Bomb Group
    35 combat missions and 2 other missions7 Air Medal w/7 Oak Leaf Cluster, Good Conduct, EAME Ribbon

  • 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.

  • William Atkinson

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

  • Dale Avers

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 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...

  • 42-107062 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;...

  • 42-107113 '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)...

  • 42-30066 'Mugwump' aka 'Rum Boogie II'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 6/4/43; Gore 14/4/43; Kearney 16/4/43; Wendover 2/5/43; Hill 16/5/43; Kearney 22/5/43; Dow Fd 30/5/43; Assigned 413BS/96BG [MZ-X] Andrews Fd 2/6/43; RUM BOOGIE II; transferred 418BS/100BG [LD-U] Thorpe Abbotts 9/6/43; as war weary F...

  • 42-31662 'Fancy Nancy IV'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 2/12/43; Kearney 17/12/43; Romulus 6/1/44; Kearney 7/1/44; Memphis 9/1/44; Presque Is 10/1/44; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-B] Deenethorpe 31/1/44; 134m crash landed Polebrook 22/4/44, Salvaged 1 SAD Troston. FANCY NANCY IV.

  • 42-31730 'Morning Star', 'Tail End Charlie'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 10/12/43; Kearney 27/12/43; RAF Nutts Corner 15/1/44; Assigned 615BS/401BG [IY-B] Deenethorpe 31/1/44; 613BS [IN-O]; 112m, Returned to the USA 121 BU Bradley 7/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 9/6/45; 4100 BU Patterson 9/10...

  • 42-31891 The Shape

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 31/12/43; Kearney 12/1/44; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-P] Deenethorpe 15/2/44; Returned to the USA 121 BU Bradley 1/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 8/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA)...

  • 42-3438

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 23/6/43; Dow Fd 19/7/43; Assigned 337BS/96BG [AW-F] Snetterton 20/7/43; transferred 36BS for Radio Counter Measures, Sculthorpe 1944. Missing in Action Heligoland 30/10/44, with Lts with Gaither & W. Dunnuck. Intended for submarine...

  • 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. ...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 February 2018 09:34:50 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
29 April 2015 09:32:54 general ira snapsorter Changes to event
Sources

Mission details added courtesy of Diane Elizabeth Reese from 457th Bomb Group Mission Documents. http://www.457thbombgroup.org/

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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