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8th Air Force 980

5 May 1945

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Mission details

1.

Description

FOOD DROP

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2. ALKMAAR

Description

FOOD DROP

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3. SCHIPOL

Description

FOOD DROP

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Notes

744.5 tons of food are dropped.

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4. UTRECHT

Description

FOOD DROP

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5. VOGELENZANG

Description

FOOD DROP

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People

  • Joseph Burns

    Military | Engineer / Top Turret Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number Pool

  • Frank Calicura

    Military | First Lieutenant | B-17 Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Frank Calicura served as a pilot with the 95th 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

  • Carl Hershfield

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 96th Bomb Group
    Assigned Feb 1945

  • Warren Katz

    Military | Ground Echelon | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 65

  • Wayne Kleinertz

    Military | Senior Master Sergeant | Gunner (tail) | 34th Bomb Group

  • Jack Maschhoff

    Military | Ball Turret Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 87

  • Charles Moore

    Military | Bombardier / Togglier | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 87

  • Anthony Pereira

    Military | Radio Operator | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 87

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Aircraft

  • 43-39032 The Deacon

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 13/11/44; Grenier 3/12/44; Assigned 571BS/390BG [FC-B] Framlingham 6/12/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 3//7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 6/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 21...

  • 44-8271 BUTCH

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 27 July 1944; Cheyenne 6 August 1944; Grenier 25 August 1944; Assigned 391BS/34BG Mendlesham 27 August 1944. Among other pilots, 1st Lt Harold E. Dwyer flew on it on 5 missions : on 31 March 1945; 4 April 1945; 14 April 1945; 18 April...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 July 2017 15:48:25 FrankM Changes to aircraft associations
Sources

http://www.390thspace.com/missions2.php?crew=87&missiondate=450505

Date Contributor Update
11 May 2016 22:01:25 Scott 34th7th Changes to media associations
Sources

Personal documents of John A Ferard as provided by his son (Scott 34th7th).

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:43:14 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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