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25 October 1944

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Mission details

1.

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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2. GELSENKIRCHEN/NORDSTERN

Description

OIL REFINERY

Aircraft type

B-24 Liberator

Notes

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Units

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 54.125
Number of aircraft Sent 36
Number of aircraft Effective 36
Number of aircraft Missing In Action 0
Number of aircraft Damaged Beyond Repair 0
Number of aircraft Damaged 5
Number of people Killed In Action 0
Number of people Wounded in Action 0
Number of people Missing In Action 0
Number of people Evaded 0
Number of people Prisoners of War 0
Number of people Died in Captivity 0
Number of people Interned 0
Number of people Returned To Duty 0

3. GRONUA

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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4. HAMBURG/HARBURG

Description

OIL REFINERY

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5. HAMBURG/RHENANIA

Description

OIL REFINERY

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6. HAMM

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

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7. MUNSTER

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

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8. NEUMUNSTER

Description

AIRFIELD

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9. SCHOLVEN/BUER

Description

OIL REFINERY

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10. UTERSUM

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

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Service

People

  • Harold Adams

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

  • Jackie Bishop

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 466th Bomb Group

  • George Boozer

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 388th Bomb Group
    The person with this name and birth/death dates buring at Fort Bliss National Cemetery is listed as "Master Sergeant - US Army" on his headstone. Boozer is wearing Captain's bars in his photo. This birth and death date may well be for the wrong ...

  • David Bridgers

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • Robert Conrad

    Military | Captain | Navigator | 445th Bomb Group

  • Robert Crabb

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bomber pilot / Fighter pilot | 355th Fighter Group
    1st Lieutenant Robert L. Crabb was born July 29, 1921, the son of Jeremiah and Grace Crabb. His hometown was Williamsburg, Kansas. ...

  • Robert Eisenhaure

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • Alan Finch

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 34th Bomb Group
    35 missions from June 1944 to Decmber 1944 DFC

  • Richard Garlichs

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator | 466th Bomb Group

  • John Gerrity

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    35 missions flown, 7 August 1944 through 4 March 1945 AM, 4 Oak Leaf Cluster/ ETO Ribbon, 6 Battle Stars

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Aircraft

  • 42-107062 Worry Bird/Miss Bea Haven

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 9/2/44; Rapid City 2/3/44; Dow Fd 3/4/44; Assigned 398BG Nuthampstead 25/4/44; no ops, transferred 562BS/388BG Knettishall 29/4/44 WORRY BIRD; Returned to the USA Bradley 8/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 29/11/45;...

  • 42-110188

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-31582 Ol' Scrapiron

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/11/43; Paine Fd 28/11/43; Toledo 1/12/43; Felts Fd 4/12/43; Gt falls 5/12/43; Cheyenne 7/12/43; Kearney 19/12/43; Detroit 8/1/44; Montreal 10/1/44; Presque 12/1/44; Assigned 711BS/447BG Rattlesden 23/1/44. ...

  • 42-97105 Paper Doll

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Selfridge Fld 3/2/44; Dorval 4/3/44; Assigned RAF [HB-768]; transferred 561BS/388BG Knettishall 13/3/44; Missing in Action Parchim 7/4/45 with Lew Hickman, Arnold Wolf, Cawthorn Perdue, Albt Vawter, Herman Meyer (5 Prisoner of War); John...

  • 42-97760

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 16/2/44; 1SAG Langley 12/3/44; Dow Fd 29/5/44; Assigned 562BS/388BG Knettishall 31/5/44; Salvaged 9AF Germany 11/1/46.

  • 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...

  • 43-38501 SWEET CHARIOT

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 10/8/44; Kearney 21/8/44; Grenier 7/9/44; Assigned 546th Bomb ...

  • 44-40328 This Above All

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-94902 Stardust

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-51198

    B-24 Liberator
    Burned up on hardstand #45 due to an electrical fire 8 November 1944. ...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 April 2020 15:04:00 466thHistorian Changes to person associations and aircraft associations
Sources

466th BG Archives - Report on Mission No. 131 - Gelsenkirchen, Germany 25 October 1944

Date Contributor Update
20 April 2020 14:59:33 466thHistorian Changes to event
Sources

466th BG Archives - Report on Mission No. 131, Gelsenkirchen, Germany October 25, 1944

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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