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12 December 1944

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1.

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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2. ASCHAFFENBURG

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

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3. DARMSTADT

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft type

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Notes

A mix of 214 P-47s and P-51s provide escort. Mix not given in available data.

Units

  • 385th Bomb Group

    385th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 385th Bomb Group, who took the nickname "Van's Valiants" after their first Commanding Officer Col. Elliot Vandevanter, flew B-17s from Great Ashfield, Suffolk. The Group led the famous attack on the Focke-Wolfe aircraft factory at Marienburg on 9...

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4. DIEBURG

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

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5. FRIEDBURG

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

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6. GELNHAUSEN

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Aircraft type

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7. HANAU

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

A mix of 193 P-47s and P-51s provide escort. Mix not given in available data.

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8. MERSEBURG/LEUNA

Description

OIL REFINERY

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9. NORDHAUSEN

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

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Service

People

  • 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).

  • Russell Albert

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

  • Lewis Allen

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

  • John Althoff

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot, 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

  • Allen Aschenbach

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 401st Bomb Group
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  • George Asprocolas

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 95th Bomb Group

  • Alfred Atchinson

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

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Aircraft

  • 42-97194 Good Pickin'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 5/2/44; Kearney 24/2/44; Presque Is 11/3/44; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-O] Horham 11/3/44; with G.M. Jackman force landed B-53 Merville, Belg., 10/5/45; with Lt Henderson force landed A-70 Laon, France 20/5/45; 114m Returned to the USA...

  • 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...

  • 42-102514

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 10/3/44; Gr Island 30/3/44; Dow Fd 8/4/44; Assigned 729BS/452BG [M3- ] Deopham Green 11/4/44; destroyed by enemy aircraft at Poltava, with Jim Nelson Rus 21/6/44; Salvaged 2/7/44.

  • 42-102614 Ole-O-Oboe

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 18/3/44; with Hal Walker force landed Gore Fd, Mt 23/3/44; Oklahoma City 7/6/44; Cheyenne 27/7/44; Kearney 10/8/44; Manchester, NH 19/8/44; Assigned 551BS/385BG [HR-H] Gt Ashfield; 119m Returned to the USA Bradley 26/6/45; 4168 Base...

  • 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. ...

  • 42-102933 QUEENIE

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 19/4/44; Kearney 22/5/44; Grenier 27/5/44; Assigned 546BS/384BG [BK-Q] Grafton Underwood 8/6/44; battle damaged Merseburg 12/12/44 with ?; crash landed continent; Sal; Missing Air Crew Report 11340. GREMLINS HOTEL aka QUEENIE.

  • 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...

  • 42-31072 Betty J.

    B-17 Flying Fortress
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  • 42-31462 "Roarin' Bill"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 5/11/43; Kearney 17/11/43; Assigned 335BS/95BG [ET-R] Horham 13/12/43; S/Sgt Gardner Wright (Killed in Action) 11/4/44; with G. R. Hall force landed RAF Woodbridge 12/12/44, all OK; Missing in Action [97m] Strasburg 20/1/45 with Capt...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 February 2018 09:44:09 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
02 July 2017 02:04:20 Virginiawise50 Changes to person associations
Sources

Virginia Wise, eldest child of Lester Allen Wise

Date Contributor Update
01 July 2017 19:16:16 Virginiawise50 Changes to event
Sources

Virginia Wise, eldest child of Lester Allen Wise B-17 (42-102614) 8th Air Force, 385th Bomb Group. On this, his first mission, he was a co-pilot with someone named Hiatt. Thereafter he was a pilot on all his other missions. He flew from Great Ashfield England to Darmstadt, 12 Dec 1944.

Date Contributor Update
01 July 2017 19:11:35 Virginiawise50 Changes to person associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Virginia Wise, eldest child of Lester Allen Wise, B-17(42-10614) Eighth Air Force, 385th Bomb Group, was a co-pilot with someone named Hiatt, on this, his first mission. Thereafter he was always a pilot. He flew from Great Ashfield, England to Darmstadt, 12 Dec 1944.

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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