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8th Air Force 955

16 April 1945

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Mission details

1. POINT DE GRAVE

Description

TANK DITCH

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Service

People

  • Louis Abdallah

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | waist gunner, toggelier, B-17 | 452nd Bomb Group

  • Sabatine Branco

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator; Waist Gunner | 487th Bomb Group
    Flew 34 combat missions from 1/8/45 to 4/21/45. Most of them in a B-17G 'Dinah-Mite' #44-8694.

  • 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...

  • Varsall Cowley

    Military | Armorer Gunner | 487th Bomb Group

  • Harold Dwyer

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 34th Bomb Group
    Harold Dwyer graduated from Hastings High School, Hastings, Nebraska in 1942. In August 1944 he received his wings and commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Air Corps at the Ft. Sumner Army Air Field in New Mexico. ...

  • John Ferard

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 34th Bomb Group

  • Howard Gurney

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 447th Bomb Group
    Born October 30, 1922 in Camden, N.J. Active service dates April 15, 1944-December 21, 1946; last rank Captain. Stationed at Rattlesden, B-17 pilot, 31 missions, chiefly assigned to American Beauty (43-37797). Became a building inspector in the...

  • Donald Hamaker

    Military | First Lieutenant | B-17 Pilot/Element Leader (WWII); Command Pilot (Transport Command) | 452nd Bomb Group
    Completed 36 combat missions from February 3, (Berlin) through April 16, 1945. Piloted "Lady Gay" to bomb Chemnitz but was forced down by flak in Ghent, Bel. on February 6, 1945. All crew survived. Flew A/C back to Deopham Green following repairs. Flew...

  • Walter Johnson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • Russell Ronan

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

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Aircraft

  • 43-38380 Toni-7th

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 27 July 1944; Kearney 6 August 1944; Grenier 15 August 1944; Assigned 391BS/34BG Mendlesham 16 August 1944. Among other pilots, 1st Lt Harold E. Dwyer flew on it on the 16 April 1945 mission. Returned to the USA Bradley 21 June 1945;...

  • 44-6968 Sonof-a-Blitz

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Hunter 3/1/45; Grenier 15/1/45; Assigned 863BS/493BG Debach 22/1/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 3/7/45; Sth Plains 4/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 19/12/45.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:43:13 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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