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5 November 1944

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Mission details

1.

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Aircraft type

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2. FRANKFURT

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft type

B-17 Flying Fortress

Notes

A mix of 206 P-47s and P-51s provided escort. Mix not given in available data.

457th BG MISSION NO. 144: FRANKFURT, GERMANY, 5 NOVEMBER 1944
The disruption of Germany's transportation system was the focus of attack for the mission. The Group comprised the 94th A Combat Wing with Major Syptak as Air Commander, and Lt. Charles E. Barrier as pilot.
The Group assumed its proper position in the Division assembly and began its route to Germany. Because of winds being diflerent from those briefed, the formation was three minutes late in reaching the IP. Ten-tenths clouds existed in the target area and the bomb run was made by means of PFF equipment"
The 45Tth bombed in Group formation. All three squadrons released their bombs on the smoke markers from the lead airmaft with fair to good results. The lead squadron dropped from 26,000 feet.

Flak was moderate but accurate with eleven aircraft being damaged.

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...

Mission Statistics

3. HANAU

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

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4. KAISERSLAUTERN

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

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5. KARLSRUHE

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

A mix of 228 P-47s and P-51s provide escort. Mix not given in available data.

Units

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 81.40
Number of aircraft Effective 25
Number of aircraft Missing In Action 2
Number of aircraft Damaged Beyond Repair 1
Number of aircraft Damaged 13
Number of people Killed In Action 3
Number of people Wounded in Action 6

6. LANDAU

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

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7. LUDWIGSHAVEN

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

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8. LUDWIGSHAVEN

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

A mix of 192 P-47s and P-51s provide escort. Mix not given in available data.

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Service

People

  • Leroy Adams

    Military | Master Sergeant | Engineer/Top Turret Gunner | 401st Bomb Group

  • Lewis Allen

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

  • Glenn Amundson

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

  • 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

  • Lowell Ankrom

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Togglier | 401st Bomb Group

  • Arnold Asheim

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

  • George Asprocolas

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 95th 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.

  • Jackie Bishop

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 466th Bomb Group

  • John Bohan

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 466th Bomb Group

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Aircraft

  • 42-102393 Diana Queen Of The Chase

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 27/2/44; Hunter 22/3/44; Grenier 2/4/44; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-R] Deenethorpe 16/4/44; 111m, Returned to the USA Bradley 8/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 12/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal...

  • 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...

  • 42-102659 '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...

  • 42-107009 '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). ...

  • 42-107062 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;...

  • 42-107151 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)...

  • 42-31591 Homesick Angel

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/11/43; Wendover 9/12/43; Grenier 20/1/44; Assigned 457BG Glatton 25/1/44; transferred 613BS/401BG [IN-J] Deenethorpe 11/3/44; Missing in Action Pas de Calais 19/3/44, force landed continent; Salvaged 1 SAD Troston 22/4/44; mission...

  • 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...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
21 April 2020 02:23:41 466thHistorian Changes to person associations
Sources

"Attlebridge Arsenal" - Brassfield & Wassom
page 196

Date Contributor Update
21 April 2020 02:20:55 466thHistorian Changes to event
Sources

466th BG Archives - Report on Mission No 137 Karlsruhe, Germany - 5 November 1944
NARA research by Brad Sullivan

Date Contributor Update
21 April 2020 02:19:08 466thHistorian Changes to person associations and aircraft associations
Sources

466th BG Archives - Report on Mission No 137 Karlsruhe, Germany - 5 November 1944
NARA research by Brad Sullivan

Date Contributor Update
23 September 2016 23:17:02 466thHistorian Changes to event
Sources

"Attlebridge Diaries" - John Woolnough
Pages 116, 117, 205

Date Contributor Update
29 April 2015 09:38:42 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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