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6 January 1945

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1.

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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2. ANNWEILER

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INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

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3. BONN

Description

HIGHWAY BRIDGE/RHINE

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4. COLOGNE/KALK

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

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5. COLOGNE/N HIGHWAY BRIDGE

Description

HIGHWAY BRIDGE

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6. COLOGNE/S RAIL BRIDGE

Description

RAIL BRIDGE

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7. KAISERSLAUTERN

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

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8. KEMPERNICH

Description

COMMUNICATIONS CENTER

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9. KOBLENZ/MOSEL

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

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10. KUSEL

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

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11. LUDWIGSHAVEN

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MARSHALLING YARDS

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12. SEIGEN

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

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30 of 60 P-47s attack the marshalling yard at Siegen, Germany. No losses

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13. WORMS

Description

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

  • Orman Coffin

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 22

  • Harry Freivogel

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator. B24. 2nd Air Division, 448th Bomb Group, 714 Bomb Squadron, 29 complete missions | 446th Bomb Group
    After marriage in 1941, Harry enlisted for the draft, and in his own words " being patriotic or probably knowing the regular draft would get me sooner or later and I would be drafted into the regular Army, I decided I would enlist in the Army Air Corps...

  • Max Huffman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Armorer Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group

  • Dale Johns

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Togglier | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 22

  • Melvin Loes

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
    Melvin "Moon" Loes volunteered for service in 1943 and joined his crew in Tampa in 1944. He arrived into England on 23 November 1944. On his second mission, his crew lost 2 of 4 engines and made an emergency landing in France. Moon completed 27...

  • George Marco

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Ball Turret Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 22

  • Jack Q Means

    Military | Co-Pilot | 385th Bomb Group

  • Jack Novak

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 22

  • John Proffitt

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 303rd Bomb Group

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Aircraft

  • 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;...

  • 42-39993 '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. ...

  • 42-97093 I'll Get By

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 28/1/44; Kearney 14/2/44; Presque Is 20/2/44; Assigned 568BS/390BG [BI-S] Framlingham 3/3/44 DOC'S FLYING CIRCUS, then GIRL OF MY DREAMS; on mission 21/7/44 with ? , Lt Sam Dubin (Killed in Action); severe icing during assembly for...

  • 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...

  • 44-6521

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Hunter 30/8/44; Grenier 15/9/44; Assigned 385BG [ -L] Gt Ashfield 20/9/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 24/6/45; Sth Plains 27/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 28/11/45.

  • 44-8146

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 20/6/44; Langley 6/7/44; Dow Fd 7/9/44; Assigned 562BS/388BG Knettishall 9/9/44; Salvaged 9AF Germany 28/2/46; RetUS, 613 BU Phillips 29/4/46.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 July 2017 22:40:58 Virginiawise50 Changes to person associations
Sources

Official Website of 385th Bomb Group Association. Database-Missions

Date Contributor Update
01 July 2017 19:45:52 Virginiawise50 Changes to person associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Virginia Wise, eldest child of Lester Allen Wise, B-17(44-6521) pilot, 8th Air Force, 385th Bomb Group flew on this mission from Great Ashfield, England to Worms, 6 Jan 1945.

Date Contributor Update
01 July 2017 17:52:21 Virginiawise50 Changes to event
Sources

Virginia Wise, eldest daughter of Lester Allen Wise

Date Contributor Update
01 July 2017 17:51:35 Virginiawise50 Changes to event
Sources

Virginia Wise, eldest daughter of Lester Allen Wise

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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