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11 October 1944

Official description

Not yet known

Description

Black Week

Mission details

1. KOBLENZ (Secondary)

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Units

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated on 3-Feb-1942 at Pendleton Field, Oregon. They assembled at Gowen Field, Idaho on 11-February 1942 where it conducted flight training until 12-Jun-1942. The Group then moved to Alamogordo Field, New...

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 379th Bomb Group (H) (heavy), based at Kimbolton, flew more sorties than any other Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other Group. The B-17 Flying Fortress Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit...

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 384th Bomb Group flew B-17s from Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, between May 1943 and June 1945. They were engaged in daylight bombing missions over Germany as part of the Allies' efforts to destroy the effectiveness of the Luftwaffe by...

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 211.50

2. WESSELING (Primary)

Description

OIL REFINERY

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Units

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated on 3-Feb-1942 at Pendleton Field, Oregon. They assembled at Gowen Field, Idaho on 11-February 1942 where it conducted flight training until 12-Jun-1942. The Group then moved to Alamogordo Field, New...

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 379th Bomb Group (H) (heavy), based at Kimbolton, flew more sorties than any other Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other Group. The B-17 Flying Fortress Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit...

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 384th Bomb Group flew B-17s from Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, between May 1943 and June 1945. They were engaged in daylight bombing missions over Germany as part of the Allies' efforts to destroy the effectiveness of the Luftwaffe by...

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 169.00

Service

People

  • Harold Adams

    Military | Technical Sergeant | MOS 757 - Radio Operator / Mechanic / Gunner, AAF | 384th Bomb Group

  • Gerald Campbell

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist gunner | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 32 x missions. End Tour Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • James Carter

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • Peter Cureton

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bomber pilot | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 29 x missions. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Merseburg, aboard B-17G 43-38705 murdered by German civilians near Frankleben, according Swiss Red Cross report. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 11199. ...

  • George Grady

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 384th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed near Mayen on 10/11/44 in B-17 'Hell On Wheels' #42-97948. MACR 9479

  • Eugene Hassing

    Military | Major | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 546BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. Earl McDaniel crew. 35 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Joseph Kiely

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Engineer | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 29 x missions. End Tour Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Charles Kopriva

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 30 x missions. Ended Tour Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Ignatius Paparella

    Military | Sergeant | Flex Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. George Sine crew. Killed on mission to Wesseling, Germany 11-Oct-44 in B-17 42-38013 'Nevada Avenger' Killed in Action (KIA). Awards: PH.

  • John Peterson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW). Crashed near Mayen on 11 Oct 44 in B-17 'Hell On Wheels' 42-97948.

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Aircraft

  • 42-38013 "NEVADA AVENGER"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/11/43; New Castle 10/12/43; Presque Is 15/12/43; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-C] Grafton Underwood 21/1/44; sal battle damaged 27/4/44. NEVADA AVENGER. ...

  • 43-37917 Pauline

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered to Cheyenne 5/6/44; Kearney 18/6/44; Grenier 30/6/44; Assigned to the 545BS/384BG, squadron code JD-B, Grafton Underwood on 17/7/44; transferred with the group to Istres, France for passenger duties (Project Green); Salvaged 31/12/45. PAULINE...

  • 43-31060 'Poque Ma Hone'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Visited Koblenz 11-Oct-44, 1Lt Ingersall J Roberts crew.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:43:08 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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