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789

10 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

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

2. BELECKE

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

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3. BONN/HANGELAR

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

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4. COLOGNE

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

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5. COLOGNE/DEUTZ

Description

HIGHWAY BRIDGE

Aircraft type

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Notes

Not yet known

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6. COLOGNE/GEREON

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft type

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Notes

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7. COLOGNE/HOHENZOLLERN

Description

RAIL BRIDGE

Aircraft type

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Notes

Not yet known

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8. COLOGNE/OSTHEIM

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

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Notes

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9. COLOGNE/RODENKIRCHEN

Description

HIGHWAY BRIDGE

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

A mix of 123 P-47s and P51s fly a freelance sweep to cover the bombers. Mix not given in available data. However they have claims as stated. 137 of 152 P-51s fly escort but have no claims.

Mission Statistics

10. COLOGNE/SOUTH

Description

RAIL BRIDGE

Aircraft type

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Notes

Not yet known

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11. DASBURG

Description

HIGHWAY BRIDGE

Aircraft type

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Notes

Not yet known

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12. DUISEBURG

Description

RAIL BRIDGE

Aircraft type

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Notes

Not yet known

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13. DUREN

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft type

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Notes

Not yet known

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14. DUSSELDORF

Description

RAIL BRIDGE

Aircraft type

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Notes

Not yet known

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15. EUSKIRCHEN

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

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16. EUSKIRCHEN/ODENDORF

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

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Notes

Not yet known

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17. GYMNICH

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

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Notes

Not yet known

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18. KARLSRUHE

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft type

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Notes

Not yet known

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19. NEUSTADT

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Fighter-bomber mission

Mission Statistics

20. OBERKASSEL

Description

RAIL BRIDGE

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

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21. PRUM

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

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22. SCHONBERG

Description

HIGHWAY BRIDGE

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

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23. STEINBRUCK

Description

HIGHWAY BRIDGE

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

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24. WEWELER

Description

HIGHWAY BRIDGE

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

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Service

People

  • Harry Arant

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 452nd Bomb Group
    Was Pilot of B-17 # 44-8181 on 10 January 1945. From Roger Freeman’s “The B-17 Flying Fortress Story” : “Battle-damaged on return from Cologne / Köln mission 10 January 1945. On return approach crew baled safely, but a/c cr on Thorpe Abbotts bomb dump....

  • 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.

  • Dale Avers

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group

  • William Barry

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 384th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) crashed near Prum in B-17 44-8216. Missing Air Crew Report 11578

  • Clarence Bitner

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Ball Turret Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 336BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. 24 x combat missions. 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 (3OLC), GC, PH.

  • Keith Bryant

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

  • Max Bunin

    Military | Flight Officer | Co-Pilot | 95th Bomb Group

  • John Burk

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 447th Bomb Group
    John McKale Burk was born 30 November 1924 in Ventnor, Atlantic County, NJ to Frederick Grater Burk (20 April 1891 Philadelphia, PA -19 June 1948 Philadelphia, PA) and Mary Cunningham McKale Burk (21 February 1895 Philadelphia, PA - 20 October 1990...

  • Max Burrows

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 95th 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...

  • 42-107047 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...

  • 42-31072 Betty J.

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    This was the only original aircraft of the 401st BG to return to the USA after the war. The aircraft was named after Lt. Bryan Shotts' Wife "Betty Jean Shotts". ...

  • 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...

  • 42-31662 '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.

  • 42-31983 Mary Alice

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 13/1/44; Kearney 28/1/44; Presque Is 18/2/44; Grenier 2/3/44; Assigned 615BS/401BG [IY-G] Deenethorpe 7/3/44; detailed Munich 13/7/44 with L.H. Haskett, Tail gunner: Ed Page (Killed in Action); Returned to the USA 121 BU Bradley 6/6...

  • 42-32012 'Shark Tooth'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 15/1/44; Kearney 28/1/44; Assigned 614BS/401BG [IW-P] Deenethorpe 5/3/44; Returned to the USA 121 BU Bradley 8/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 13/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman...

  • 42-97521 THE SAINT

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered to Cheyenne 9 December 1943; Kearney, Nebraska 31 December 1943; Presque Isle 27 January 1944; Assigned to the 545th Bomb Squadron/384th Bomb Group [JD-H] as a PFF aircraft, station 106, Grafton Underwood on 10 February 1944; 1m with ? ,...

  • 42-97760

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 16/2/44; 1SAG Langley 12/3/44; Dow Fd 29/5/44; Assigned 562BS/388BG Knettishall 31/5/44; Salvaged 9AF Germany 11/1/46.

  • 42-97844

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 14/3/44; Kearney 13/4/44; Dow Fd 29/4/44; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-R] Horham 20/4/44; with Glovik 7/10/44, Waist gunner: Chas Buda KIA; 97m, Missing in Action Frankfurt 9/3/45 with Bill Durant (Ouratt?), Co-pilot: Dwight King, Navigator...

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Revisions

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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