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4 June 1944

Official description

In the first mission of the day the escort is to be divided between Pas de Calais (COVER) area and the Normandy assault (NEPTUNE ) area. However, D-Day is postponed 24 hours and the NEPTUNE force is cancelled. 231 HBs attack 7 targets in Pas de Calais area. No Bombers are lost.

Description

Not yet known

Mission details

1. NORMANDY

Description

COASTAL DEFENSES

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Part of the force was to bomb the coastal defences in the Normandy area as part of Operation NEPTUNE, but the invasion was postponed 24 hours and these Bomb Groups were recalled. These Bomb Groups not identified in source data.

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 0.00

2. PAS DE CALAIS (Primary)

Description

COASTAL DEFENSES

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Continuation of OPERATION COVER. 6 targets are selected. 1st Bomb Division was made up of 1st Combat Bombardment Wing is 91st Bomb Group, 381st Bomb Group, 398th Bomb Group; 40th Combat Bombardment Wing is 92nd Bomb Group, 305th Bomb Group, 306th Bomb Group; 41st Combat Bombardment Wing is 303rd Bomb Group, 379th Bomb Group, 384th Bomb Group. 3rd Bomb Division was made up of 13rd Combat Bombardment Wing is 95th Bomb Group, 100th Bomb Group, 390th Bomb Group; 45Combat Bombardment Wing is 96th Bomb Group, 388th Bomb Group, 452nd Bomb Group.

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.

  • 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 524 T

3. PAS DE CALAIS (Primary)

Description

COASTAL DEFENSES

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

2nd Bomb Division was made up of 20Combat Bombardment Wing is 93rd Bomb Group, 446th Bomb Group, 448th Bomb Group.

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 143 T

Service

People

  • Robert Allison

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 94th Bomb Group
    Flew 26 missions on 'Mission Bell', was wounded on 26th mission. Purple Heart, 4 Air Medals

  • Virgil Brave

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 34th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 34th Bomb Group on 1 April 1944 in Blythe California. ...

  • Gerald Carroll

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    S/Sgt. Gerald Carroll was born 24 Sep 1921 in Silver Bow, Montana. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps 08 Aug 1941. In Apr 1943 he became the Top Turret Gunner and First Engineer in the initial formation of Crew 11, 712th Bomb Squadron, 448th Bomb Group...

  • Norbert Duginske

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner, Second Engineer | 448th Bomb Group
    S/Sgt. Norbert Mike Duginske was born in Merrill, Wisconsin 01 Jan 1920. He enlisted 11 Feb 1941 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In Apr 1943 he became the Waist Gunner and Second Engineer in the initial formation of Crew 11, 712th Bomb Squadron, 448th Bomb...

  • Richard Eide

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Assigned to 384th Bomb Group on 16 May 1944, completed 10 Missions with 384th Bomb Group before transferring to 305th Bomb Group on 26 June 1944.

  • Thomas Fitzgerald

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Assigned to 384th Bomb Group on 16 May 1944, completed 18 Missions with 384th Bomb Group before transferring to 305th Bomb Group on 26 June 1944.

  • Raymond Giwojna

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner, Third Engineer | 448th Bomb Group
    S/Sgt. Raymond G. Giwojna was born 11 Apr 1923. He enlisted in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on 30 Oct 1942. In Apr 1943 he became the Tail Gunner and Third Engineer in the initial formation of Crew 11, 712th Bomb Squadron, 448th Bomb Group at Gowen Field,...

  • Robert Koehler

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 452nd Bomb Group
    Robert Koehler served in the US Army Air Corps from December 1943 until September 1945. He was trained to fly multi-engine aircraft and assigned to the 730 Squadron of the 452nd Bomb Group (H) based in Deopham Green, England from which he flew 35...

  • Ellis McClintick

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 390th Bomb Group
    Served in the Air Force for 30 years. Served as a navigator during the war. Retired from the USAF with the rank of Colonel ...

  • Bill McCullah

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner/First Armorer | 448th Bomb Group
    S/Sgt. Bill McCullah was born 03 Nov 1923 in Springfield, Missouri. He enlisted 23 Jan 1943 in Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. He attended Basic Training in Miami, Florida, Gunnery School at Harlingen, Texas, and Armament School at Lowry Air Base and...

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Aircraft

  • 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,...

  • 42-31939 Spook Six

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 6/1/44; Kearney 15/1/44; Romulus 23/1/44; Grenier 25/1/44; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-J] Horham 2/2/44; transferred 412BS [QW-J]; 98m, with S.D. Reed, force landed RAF Coltishakk, 8RTD, 1WIA; Returned to the USA 121 BU Bradley 21/6/44;...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 January 2019 14:34:19 general ira snapsorter Changes to official description
Sources

USAAF Combat Chronology.

Date Contributor Update
24 January 2017 01:22:12 cmckeever Changes to description
Sources

Daughter - Carol Rollinger McKeever

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:43:06 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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