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6 December 1944

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Description

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Mission details

1.

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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Mission Statistics

2. BIELEFELD

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

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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 59
Number of aircraft Sent 20
Number of aircraft Effective 16
Number of aircraft Missing In Action 0
Number of aircraft Damaged Beyond Repair 0
Number of aircraft Damaged 2
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

3. HANNOVER

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

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4. LOCKUM

Description

RAIL JUNCTION

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5. MERSEBURG

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

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6. MERSEBURG/LEUNA

Description

OIL REFINERY

Aircraft type

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Notes

A mix or 534 P-47s and P-51s provide escort. Mix not given in available data.

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7. MINDEN/MITTELLAND CANAL

Description

AQUEDUCT

Aircraft type

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Notes

Mix of 91 P-47s and P-51s provide escort. Mix not given in available data.

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Service

People

  • Donald Aagesen

    Military | Captain | Pilot/Co-Pilot | 303rd Bomb Group
    Donald C Aageson served as a pilot with the 303rd Bomb Group. He flew 29 missions. ...

  • Harold Adams

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

  • Bruce Alexander

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 486th Bomb Group
    Bruce Alexander’s father died in 1931 and his mother Edith raised alone his other siblings, brother Paul J. and sister Phyllis. In 1940, Bruce was working as a clerk in a grocery store. He attended Anaheim High School and studied 4 years there. He was...

  • Joseph Almand

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Flew 34 missions. Flew on b-24 'Slick Chick'

  • Harold Anderson

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • Berten Bond

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • David Bridgers

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • Charles Bryson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 486th Bomb Group
    Charles Bryson was assigned to the 486th Bomb Group / 833rd Bomb Squadron. He was Co-Pilot on his first mission, on B-17 “The Last Roundup” # 43-37927 on the 6 December 1944 raid to Merseburg, Germany. The B-17 was hit by Flak and crashed near Ijmuiden...

  • 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...

  • Norman Crosson

    Military | Major | Air Inspector - Command Pilot | 392nd Bomb Group
    Served a combat tour as a B-24 pilot with the 90th BG - 321st BS in the South Pacific. Survived a bailout and 12 day trek to be rescued in the outback of Australia. Served as Air Inspector and Command Pilot with the 466th BG at Attlebridge.

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Aircraft

  • 42-95592 Black Cat

    B-24 Liberator
    On 21 April 1945 B-24 Liberator "Black Cat" became the last heavy bomber to be shot down in the European Theatre of Operations. ...

  • 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...

  • 43-37927 The Last Roundup

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 6 June 1944; Kearney 16 June 1944; Grenier 30 June 1944; Assigned 832BS/486BG [3R-G] Sudbury 2 July 1944; 36 missions flown. Missing in Action Merseburg 6 December 1944. Pilot : Bruce C. Alexander; Co-Pilot Charles B. Bryson;...

  • 44-6509

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 28/8/44; Grenier 15/9/44; Assigned 748BS/457BG [H] Glatton 30/9/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 8/6/45; Sth Plains 13/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 25/11/45.

  • 42-51141 Pegasus

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-95609 Ghost Too

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-50392 Flying Dutchman

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-95255 Lady

    B-24 Liberator

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 May 2020 22:43:11 466thHistorian Changes to person associations and aircraft associations
Sources

466th BG Archives - Report on Mission No. 150 - Bielefeld, Germany - 6 December 1944
NARA Research provided by Brad Sullivan
"Attlebridge Diaries" - John Woolnough, pages 212-213

Date Contributor Update
20 May 2020 22:37:55 466thHistorian Changes to event
Sources

466th BG Archives - Report on Mission No 150, Bielefeld, Germany - 6 December 1944
NARA Research provided by Brad Sullivan

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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