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8th Air Force 300

12 April 1944

Official description

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Description

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Mission details

1. HALLE (Primary)

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Aircraft type

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Notes

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Mission Statistics

2. LEIPZIG (Primary)

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Aircraft type

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3. OSCHERSLEBEN (Primary)

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Aircraft type

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4. SCHKEUDITZ (Primary)

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Aircraft type

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Notes

3rd Bomb Division turned back just after French coast. One B-17 PATHFINDER (PFF) aircraft from 96th Bomb Group was shot down by an intruder just as it was approaching the 390th Bomb Group airfield. 3rd Bomb Division was made up of 94th Bomb Group, 95th Bomb Group, 100th Bomb Group, 390th Bomb Group, 452nd Bomb Group.

Units

  • 3rd Bomb Division

    3rd Bomb Division

    Division
    The 3rd Bomb Division was Constituted in August 1943. In December 1944, the Division was redesginated the 3rd Air Division.

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 0.00

5. SCHWEINFURT (Primary)

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Heavy could cover and contrails caused most of the mission to be aborted. 1st Bomb Division turned back before the French coast. 1st Bomb Division units supplying aircraft was not contained in available data, however, 1st Bomb Division supplied 97 aircraft.

Units

  • 1st Bomb Division

    1st Bomb Division

    Division
    The groups under the command of the 1st Bomb Wing came under the command of the 1st Bomb Division in August 1943. In December 1944, the Division was redesginated the 1st Air Division.

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 0.00

6. ZWICKAU (Primary)

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

2nd Bomb Division penetrated to the Germany border before weather forced it to turn back.

Units

  • 2nd Bomb Division

    2nd Bomb Division

    Division
    The groups under the command of the 2nd Bomb Wing came under the command of the 2nd Bomb Division in August 1943. In December 1944, the Division was redesginated the 2nd Air Division.

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 0.00

Service

People

  • Richard Autry

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Ball Turret Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 51

  • Robert Baldi

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Tail Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 51

  • Henry Benson

    Military | Captain | Navigator, bombardier, nose gunner | 93rd Bomb Group

  • Frank Bobrowicz

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Radio Operator | 390th Bomb Group
    Frank Bobrowicz was Radio Operator on board B-17 #42-39819, hit by Flak on return from the 13 April 1944 mission to Augsburg, Germany. Ditched in the Channel/North Sea, about 18km West of the entrance to the port of Ostend, Belgium. Killed In Action ...

  • James Braa

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball turret gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    James Braa served as a ball turret gunner with the 566th Bomb Squadron of the 389th Bomb Group, flying bombing missions out of Hethel, England. He completed his tour of 30 missions between March and June 1944, flying his final two missions on D-Day.

  • Andrew Brown

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 51

  • William Burtt

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 445th Bomb Group
    Shot down 12 April 1944 in B-24 42-7601 'Sin Ship. ' Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Michael Ciano

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 445th Bomb Group
    After Gunnery training, Michael Ciano left the US in October 1943, flew Southern Route via Puerto Rico, Brazil, Dakar, Senegal, Marrakech, French Morocco and reached Scotland with his Group. Shot down over Belgium 12 April 44 on 8th mission in B-24 42...

  • Peter Clark

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 445th Bomb Group
    Shot down 12 April 1944 in B-24 #42-7601 'Sin Ship'. Evaded with the help of Belgian and French citizens and members of the Résistance. Liberated by US troops in early September 1944 while sheltered at the house of Madame Marie Sarron in Mirecourt,...

  • Billy Espich

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    8th Air Force, 2nd Air Division, 20th Combat Wing, 448th BG, 712th BS ...

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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...

  • 42-31512 Ice Cold Katie

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 13/11/43; Gt Falls 15/11/43; Denver 22/11/43; Kearney 27/11/43; Presque Is 25/12/43; Assigned 569BS/390BG [CC-H] Framlingham 2/1/44; suffered n/battle damaged hitting tree at Grundisburgh Hall, Sfk, being slow timed on 2/6/44, with...

  • 42-31892 I'll Be Around

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 31/12/43; Kearney 12/1/44; Assigned 570BS/390BG [DI-H] Framlingham 19/2/44; aircraft suffered oxygen fire while on assembly for Boulogne mission 4/6/44 with Leroy Holmberg, Co-pilot: George Benton, Navigator: Ellis McClintick,...

  • 42-3312 SEQUATCHIEE

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 5/5/43; Dow Fd 13/7/43; Assigned 570BS/390BG [DI-K] Framlingham 14/7/43. ...

  • 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...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:43:12 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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