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8th Air Force 981

6 May 1945

Official description

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Description

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Mission details

1. ALKMAAR

Description

FOOD DROP

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

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Mission Statistics

2. HILVERSUM

Description

FOOD DROP

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

3. SCHIPOL

Description

FOOD DROP

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

693.3 tons of food are dropped

Mission Statistics

4. UTRECHT

Description

FOOD DROP

Aircraft type

B-17 Flying Fortress

Notes

Food Parcels dropped to starving people of Holland

Units

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

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5. VOGELENZANG

Description

FOOD DROP

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

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Service

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. ...

  • Carl Hershfield

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

  • Elmer Icenogle

    Military | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 91

  • Daniel Klar

    Military | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 90

  • Earl Mauk

    Military | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 81

  • James Niehouse

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Advanced Bombardier & D.R. Navigation | 390th Bomb Group
    390th Bomb Group, 571st Squadron, Crew Number 80. Located, identified and bombed assigned targets from a bombardment airplance. Was crew Fire Control and Armament Officer, and had complete control of airplane on bombing approach. Required to have a...

  • Meyer Rothschild

    Military | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 94

  • Zach Stanborough

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Command Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Flew 22 combat missions and 4 humanitarian missions with the 95th Bomb Group, 8th Air Force (Horham Airfield, England) -- Awarded Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 3 oak leaf clusters, 3 Presidential Unit Citations, European Theatre of...

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Aircraft

  • 43-38378 Hotter 'N Hell, Little King

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 27 July 1944; Hunter 5 August 1944; Dow Field 15 August 1944; Assigned 568BS/390BG Framlingham 17 August 1944 (" HOTTER 'N HELL". Transferred 391BS/34BG Mendlesham 18 August 1944 ("LITTLE KING"). Among other pilots, 1st Lt Harold E....

  • 43-39134

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Hunter 10/12/44; Dow Fd 21/12/44; Assigned 571BS/390BG [FC-L] Framlingham 23/12/44; 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 29/11...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 September 2018 04:46:44 spiritofmartinez45 Changes to event
Sources

Food Parcels dropped to starving people of Holland

Date Contributor Update
15 September 2018 04:44:37 spiritofmartinez45 Changes to event
Sources

https://95thbg.mmsw.eu/crew/59

Date Contributor Update
13 July 2017 16:05:32 FrankM Changes to person associations and aircraft associations
Sources

http://www.390thspace.com/missions2.php?crew=90&missiondate=450506

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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