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3 January 1945

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1.

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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PHOTOGRAPHIC RECONNAISSANCE MISSION

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32 P-51s escort 5 F-5s on a photo recon mission.

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SCOUTING MISSION

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4. ALTSTADT

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MARSHALLING YARDS

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5. ASCHAFFENBURG

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MARSHALLING YARDS

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6. COLOGNE

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INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

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7. FULDA

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MARSHALLING YARDS

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8. GEMUND

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COMMUNICATIONS CENTER

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9. HERMULHEIM E

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MARSHALLING YARDS

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10. HERMULHEIM W

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MARSHALLING YARDS

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11. HOMBURG

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MARSHALLING YARDS

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12. HORREM

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RAIL JUNCTION

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13. KOLENZ/MOSEL

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MARSHALLING YARDS

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14. LANDAU

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MARSHALLING YARDS

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15. MONDRATH

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RAIL JUNCTION

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16. NEUNKIRCHEN

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MARSHALLING YARDS

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17. PFORZHEIM

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MARSHALLING YARDS

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18. PIRMASENS

Description

RAILHEAD

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19. RHEYDT

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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20. SCHLEIDEN

Description

COMMUNICATIONS CENTER

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21. ST VITH

Description

COMMUNICATIONS CENTER

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22. ZWEIBRUCKEN

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MARSHALLING YARDS

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Service

People

  • Jesse Adcock

    Military | Chief Master Sergeant | B-17 Toglier in WWII; Aircraft Maintenance until 1967 retirement | 96th Bomb Group
    Assigned Dec 1944. Flew 55+ missions in B-17 as togglier. Adcock grew up on a farm in Ellisville, Mississippi, USA. He was career Air Force, retiring in 1967 as a Chief Master Sergeant (CMSAF). Born 3/8/1924 Died 3/16/2017

  • Keith Bryant

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator/Gunner | 351st Bomb Group

  • Heath Carriker

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Dec 23, 44 on mission to Blatchen, ger. flack disabled aileron and rudder control with resulting loss of altitude from 23,000 to 8,000 ft. With elevator controls and all engines we made it back to Base 1:30 late. This was a close call! ...

  • Arl Cross

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group

  • Wilfred Cullerne

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Tail Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 336BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Holzwickede 23-Mar-45. Mid air collision with B-17 44-8754, crashed Campsea Ash, Suffolk. Killed in Action (KIA). Awards: AM (3 OLC), PH.

  • Raymond Detweiler

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Flight Engineer | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 336BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Holzwickede 23-Mar-45. Mid air collision with B-17 44-8754, crashed Campsea Ashe, Suffolk. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 16126 Awards: AM (3OLC), PH, GC.

  • William Dunwoody

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group

  • Paul Facteau

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 336BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Holzwickede 23-Mar-45. Mid air collision with B-17 44-8754, crashed Campsea Ash, Suffolk. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 16126 Awards: PH.

  • Thomas Flemming

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Thomas F Flemming served as a pilot with the 323rd Bomb Squadron of the 91st Bomb Group. ...

  • Roy Frawley

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 486th Bomb Group

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Aircraft

  • 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...

  • 42-31833 Mickey II

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 28/12/43; Gr Island 18/1/44; Assigned 548BS/385BG [GX-R] Gt Ashfield 19/2/44; Salvaged 12/3/45; Returned to the USA 121 BU Bradley 24/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 28/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for...

  • 42-37788 HELL'S MESSENGER

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 28/8/43; Scott 16/9/43; Assigned 544BS/384BG Grafton Underwood 7/11/43; transferred 547BS [SO-N]; transferred to 364FG Leiston, Sfk, UK. 11/43; Returned to the USA Bradley 14/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 17/7/45; Reconstruction Finance...

  • 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. ...

  • 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. ...

  • 43-38617 New York Express

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 24/8/44; Hunter 7/9/44; Dow Fd 18/9/44; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-Q] Horham 19/9/44; with W.N. Dunwoody force landed Raydon afb, Suffolk 10/1/45; 80m, Returned to the USA Bradley 24/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 28/6/45;...

  • 43-38776 Passion Wagon/Victory Devils

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 20/9/44; Grenier 11/10/44; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-B] Horham 13/10/44; 67m, Returned to the USA Bradley 26/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 28/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 29...

  • 42-95021 San Antonio Rose

    B-24 Liberator

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 July 2017 22:37:14 Virginiawise50 Changes to person associations
Sources

Official Website of 385th Bomb Group Association Database-Missions

Date Contributor Update
02 July 2017 21:59:50 Virginiawise50 Changes to person associations
Sources

Official Website of 385th Bomb Group Association

Date Contributor Update
01 July 2017 15:44:54 Virginiawise50 Changes to person associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Virginia Wise, eldest daughter of Lester Allen Wise, pilot of B-17 Flying Frtress with 385th Bomb Group who few on this mission to Schleiden, 3 Jan 1945

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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