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1 January 1945

Official description

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Description

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Mission details

1.

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Aircraft type

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Notes

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2.

Description

PHOTOGRAPHIC RECONNAISSANCE MISSION

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

The P-51s escort 9 F-5s and 1 Spitfire on photo recon mission.

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3.

Description

SCREENING MISSION

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

These B-17s fly a screening mission; they are 8 minutes late for their escort and are attacked by Fw 190s when 50 miles ahead of the bombers. Escort is supposed to be 23 of 26 P-51s but rendezvous is missed because of the missed timing of the screening bombers.

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4.

Description

SPECIAL OPS MISSION

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

A mix of 25 P-47s and P-51s provide escort for 3 of 4 Mosquitoes on a special operations mission. Exact nature of mission expectations not given in available data.

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5. ANDERNACH

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

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6. DILLENBURG

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Aircraft type

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Notes

Not yet known

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7. DOLLBERGEN

Description

OIL REFINERY

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

A mix of 199 P-47s and P-51s provide escort. Mix not given in available data.

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8. EHMEN

Description

OIL REFINERY

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

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9. ENGERS

Description

RAIL BRIDGE

Aircraft type

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Notes

Not yet known

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10. GOTTINGEN

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft type

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Notes

Not yet known

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11. HADAMAR

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Aircraft type

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Notes

Not yet known

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12. IRLICH

Description

RAIL BRIDGE

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

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13. KASSEL/HENSCHEL

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

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14. Kirchhundem, Germany

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Aircraft type

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Notes

Not yet known

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15. KOBLENZ

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

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16. KOBLENZ

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

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17. KOBLENZ/GUL

Description

RAIL BRIDGE

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

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18. KOBLENZ/LUTZEL

Description

RAIL BRIDGE

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

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19. LIMBURG

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

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20. MAGDEBURG

Description

OIL REFINERY

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

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21. OLDENBURG

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

This is an APHRODITE mission (388th BG). Success not given in available data.

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22. REMAGEN BRIDGE

Description

RAIL BRIDGE

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

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23. TRIER

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

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24. WETTER

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

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25. Wetzlar, Germany

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

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Service

People

  • Donald Aagesen

    Military | Captain | Pilot/Co-Pilot | 303rd Bomb Group
    Donald C Aageson served as a pilot with the 303rd Bomb Group. He flew 29 missions. ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • Howard Anderson

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

  • Lowell Ankrom

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Togglier | 401st Bomb Group

  • Allen Aschenbach

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 401st Bomb Group
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  • Bill Basick

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 453rd Bomb Group
    Mission 197 to Remagen in B-24 A/C #42-51865 crashed on takeoff, Killed in Action (KIA).

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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...

  • 42-102468 '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...

  • 42-107151 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)...

  • 42-30178 "Darlin' Dolly"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 24/4/43; Smoky Hill 5/5/43; Presque Is 24/5/43; Assigned 335BS/95BG [OE-S] Framlingham 29/5/43; Horham 15/6/43; with J.E. Koehler force landed Hardwick AF 20/10/43; 45m, transferred 388BG APH Knettishall 4/44; 803BS RCM Oulton 16/5...

  • 42-30237 'Stump Jumper'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 1/5/43; Gore 13/5/43; Smoky Hill 14/5/43; Dow Fd 30/5/43; Assigned 524BS/379BG [WA-V] Kimbolton 1/6/43; transferred 1 Base Air Depot, Burtonwood 4/8/44; APH Knettishall, Crashed due to flak short of target [Oldenburg power station]...

  • 42-31072 Betty J.

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    ...

  • 42-31485 Old Ironsides

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 11/10/43; Gr Island 21/11/43; La Guardia 29/11/43; New York 1/12/43; Presque Is 2/12/43; Assigned 615BS/401BG [IY-X] Deenethorpe 6/1/44; RAF Stornaway 5/4/44, ret grp 6/4/44; Returned to the USA 121 BU Bradley 9/6/45; Syracuse 10/6...

  • 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
23 January 2015 10:55:17 Lucy May Changes to event
Sources

Changed location from 'KIRCHBUNDEN' to 'Kirchhundem, Germany'.
Source: http://www.8thafhs.com/old/get_one_mission.php?mission_id=1763

Date Contributor Update
23 January 2015 10:50:50 Lucy May Changes to event
Sources

Changed location of Mission event no.25 from 'WETZLER' to 'Wetzlar, Germany'.

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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