6 September 1943
Railroad marshalling yards in France are the targets of this two-element mission. The first element is a formation of 72 B-26s from: 323BG (36) and 322BG (36) despatched to bomb the railroad marshalling yards at Amiens, France. This is the second...
|Based||Gosfield||5 April 1944 – 15 April 1944|
|Based||Rivenhall||15 April 1944 – 4 August 1944|
|Based||Hurn||4 August 1944 – 30 August 1944|
|Based||Gorges||30 August 1944 – 11 September 1944|
|Based||Dreux||11 September 1944 – 6 October 1944|
|Based||Péronne||6 October 1944 – 25 April 1945|
|Based||Venlo||25 April 1945|
Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 397th Bomb Group
Air Medal Abrahamson was originally with the 385th BG, 549 Squadron and was transferred to the 9th AF when there was a shortage of gunners.
Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 397th Bomb Group
Assigned 599BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing raid on the Eller railroad bridge, Germany went missing after attacks by enemy fighters, last seen with one engine on fire. Prisoner of War (POW). 23-Dec-44. MACR 11487. ...
Military | Captain | Pilot | 397th Bomb Group
Military | Staff Sergeant | Armorer/Gunner | 397th Bomb Group
Military | Major | Bombarier | 397th Bomb Group
Donald Russell Berry of Forest City, PA served as a bombardier in the 9th Air Force of the Army during WWII. He flew 65 missions from March to December 1944 and earned 4 battle stars and 12 Oak Leaf Clusters.
Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 397th Bomb Group
Killed in action on 3 August 1944 when his aircraft collided with B-26 42-96169 in bad weather, on a combat mission to the railway junction at Courtalain, France.
Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 397th Bomb Group
Assigned to 598BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF. Hit by flak and was returning on one engine. Crash landing due to lack of fuel 1 mile south of Friston. 17-Jun-44. Killed in Action (KIA). Awards: PH.
Military | Sergeant | Armorer/Gunner | 397th Bomb Group
Jacob Brinn served as armorer/gunner with the 598th Bomb Squadron of the 397th Bomb Group. On 1 August 1944, his B-26 43-34126 "By Golly" was shot down and crashed near Angers, France. Jacob bailed out and survived.
Military | Sergeant | Gunner | 397th Bomb Group
Assigned to 597BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF. Departed base Perrone (A-72) on mission to Germany, climbing through 10/10 cloud layer departed formation. Crashed 3 km SW Wassigny, partial bomb load detonation destroyed A/C and crew. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR...
Military | First Lieutenant | 397th Bomb Group
Assigned to 597BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) hit by flak, dropped 3-4 thousand feet, crew baled out 24-Jun-44 1 x EVD, 5 x POW MACR 6197. ...
Assigned to 597BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF. Departed base Perrone (A-72) on mission to Germany, climbing through 10/10 cloud layer departed formation. Crashed 3 km SW Wassigny, partial bomb load detonation destroyed A/C and crew. 6 x Killed in Action (KIA)....
Assigned to 596BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) R/R Oissel. Hit by flak prior to reaching the target. It was last seen going down with two engines smoking, but apparently under control near Aboucourt, France. 8-May-44 MACR 4429. ...
Assigned to 596BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to the railroad bridge at Eller, Germany on the Mosel River. Hit by direct flak hit, A/C came apart at the turret and crashed NE of St Vith. No chutes observed. 7 x KIA (KIA)....
|22 February 2017 11:28:31||general ira snapsorter||Changes to stations|
Stations added with details from:
|25 February 2015 17:12:37||rossingtonj||Changes to type, mission associations and stations|
Associated with Gosfield.
|27 September 2014 18:42:45||AAM||AAM ingest|
Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Units in the UK from ETOUSA Station List, as transcribed by Lt. Col. Philip Grinton (US Army, Retired) and extracted by IWM; air division data from L.D. Underwood, based on the 8th Air Force Strength Report of 6th August 1944, as published in 'The 8th Air Force Yearbook' by Lt. Col. John H Woolnough (1980)