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822

7 February 1945

Official description

Mission 822: 295 B-17s and 80 P-51s are recalled when they encounter a weather front rising to 30,000 feet (9,144 m) over the North Sea; 1 B-17 attacks Essen; no bombers are lost. Escort is provided by 41 of 80 P-51s without loss. 36 of 36 P-51s patrol the Siegen, Germany area without loss.

Description

Not yet known

Mission details

1. ESSEN

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

295 B-17s and 80 P-51s are recalled when they encounter a weather front rising to 30,000 feet over the North Sea. 1 B-17 manages to drop bombs on Essen, Germany.

Mission Statistics

Service

People

  • Nephi Berkenpas

    Military | Colonel | Aircraft Mechanic, Instructor Pilot for B-24, B-17, B-25, Pilot, Aircraft Commander, Instructor Aircraft Maintenance | 351st Bomb Group

  • Leon Stewart

    Military | First Lieutenant | Lead Navigator | 401st Bomb Group
    1st Lt Leon F. Stewart flew 33 missions, from 10/25/1944, mission #160, to 04/14/1945, mission #248 with the 401st BG. He served as a Navigator. He flew his first 13 missions with the Fred H. Babcock crew and was transferred to the Art Seder crew for...

  • William Whittaker

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 351st Bomb Group
    William T Whittaker was a pilot with the 509th Bomb Squadron of the 351st Bomb Group. He flew 41 missions between 17 October 1944 and 26 March 1945. ...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 November 2014 13:22:24 Lucy May Changes to date and official description
Sources

Amended mission date from 7 February 1944 to 7 February 1945. Source: http://www.usaaf.net/chron/45/feb45.htm

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:43:09 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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