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709

10 November 1944

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BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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COMMUNICATIONS TARGETS

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This is a bomber-bomber mission

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3. COLOGNE/BUTZWEILHOF

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AIRFIELD

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4. COLOGNE/OSTHEIM

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AIRFIELD

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5. HANAU

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MARSHALLING YARDS

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6. HANAU/LANGENDIEBACH

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AIRFIELD

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A mix of 261 P-47s and P-51s provide escort. Mix not given in available data. This is the last combat mission flown by the 489th BG. They have flown 106 missions in 2,998 sorties and dropped 6,951 tons of bombs. They report 29 aircraft MIA and other operational losses of 12 aircraft. They will depart the UK on 28 Nov 44 for the US to be re-outfitted with B-29s and be scheduled to be sent to the Pacific Theater in late Aug 45 but VJ day cancels deployment. Group inactivated 17 Oct 45.

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7. WEISEBADEN

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AIRFIELD

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8. WEISEBADEN

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SCREENING MISSION

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9. WIESBADEN/HALLE

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AIRFIELD

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Service

People

  • Robert Atkins

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Robert Atkins served as a tail gunner with the 733rd Bomb Squadron of the 453rd Bomb Group, flying missions out of Old Buckenham, England.

  • John Baker

    Military | Copilot | 384th Bomb Group

  • Frank Bartho

    Military | Sergeant | Nose Gunner | 482nd Bomb Group
    Sgt Frank Bartho was on board B-24H Serial 42-51226 when it was hit by Flak on return from a Radio Counter Measure mission, 10 November 1944. KIA ...

  • Rolland Bushner

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 25th Bomb Group
    Missions: 1944 - Aug 9 Saarbrucken; 12 Mourmelon sur Marne; 14 Dole/Tauaux/ 16 Madgeburg; 24 Hanover; 26 Dulmen; 30 Mainz; Sep 9 Mainz; 10 Ulm; 11 Madgeburg; Oct 5 Lippstadt; 7 Madgeburg; 9 Koblenz; 22 Hamm; 26 Bottrop; 30 Hamburg; Nov 5 Karlsruhe; 10...

  • James Carter

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • Emil Cohen

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 447th Bomb Group
    Informed that he was possibly the youngest pilot in the 8th Air Force, confirmed that he was the youngest Jewish pilot

  • Robert Conrad

    Military | Captain | Navigator | 445th Bomb Group

  • Joseph Danahy Jr

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator / RCM Operator | 36th Bomb Group
    Joseph Danahy was Radio/RCM Operator on B-24H Serial 42-51226 when it was hit by Flak on return from a Radio Counter Measure mission, 10 November 1944. Survived the crash at Tincourt-Boucly, France.

  • Fred Eisert

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 458th Bomb Group
    1Lt Fred J. Eisert and his crew arrived at Horsham St. Faith on September 11, 1944, just as the group was coming off of combat operations for a month in order to ferry gasoline to Patton’s army in France. The crew flew their first mission on October 5...

  • Aubry Eten

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator / Top Turret Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

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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. ...

  • 42-50766

    B-24 Liberator
    "Part of the formation that attacked the Bingen marshalling yard on 2 December 1944 was the Liberator of pilot Herbert L. Bayless of 44 BG (506 BS). Like the ship of pilot Billingsley it was also attacked by German Me-109’s of IV./JG 3 and set ablaze....

  • 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.

  • 44-8207

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 10/7/44; Langley 5/8/44; Grenier 29/8/44; Assigned 562BS/388BG Knettishall 2/11/44; 563BS; battle damaged Hamburg 31/12/44 with Wayne Davis, Maj Bill Harrell, Fred Dearing, Bill Stafford, Ed Van Every, Orvil Gough, Earl Jasper, Lt...

  • 42-51226

    B-24 Liberator
    42-51226 of 482nd BG/36th BS. Equipped as RCM plane with IFF equipment and attached to RAF No.100 Squadron for bomber support, it was flying a secret Radio Counter Measure mission on 10 November 1944. Motor #4 was hit by Flak over eastern France...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 November 2014 14:19:16 Emily Changes to media associations
Sources

Associated Media based on images associated with missions in Freeman, The Mighty Eighth War Diary.

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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