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25 December 1944

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BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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2. AHRWEILER

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RAIL BRIDGE

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Major George Preddy, an ace from the 352nd Fighter Group is shot down and killed in his P-51 Mustang by Allied AA fire near Leige, Belgium just after scoring his 26th and 27th victories over enemy aircraft.

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3. BAD KREUZNACH

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RAIL BRIDGE

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4. BAD MUNSTER

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RAIL BRIDGE

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5. BUDESHEIM

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COMMUNICATIONS CENTERS

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6. ELLER

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RAIL BRIDGE

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7. HALLSCHLAG

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COMMUNICATIONS CENTERS

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8. HERMESKIEL SIMMERN

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COMMUNICATIONS CENTER

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9. HILLESHEIM

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COMMUNICATIONS CENTERS

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10. KAISERSLAUTERN

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RAIL JUNCTION

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11. MARMEGEN

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COMMUNICATIONS CENTERS

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12. MARSCHEID

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RAIL BRIDGE

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13. MECHERNICH

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COMMUNICATIONS CENTERS

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14. MURLENBACH

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COMMUNICATIONS CENTERS

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15. NETTERSHEIM

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COMMUNICATIONS CENTERS

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16. PELM

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COMMUNICATIONS CENTERS

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17. PRONSFELD

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COMMUNICATIONS CENTERS

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18. PRUM

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COMMUNICATIONS CENTERS

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19. WAHLEN

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COMMUNICATIONS CENTERS

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Service

People

  • George Asprocolas

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 95th Bomb Group

  • Clarence Bitner

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Ball Turret Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 336BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. 24 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Holzwickede 23-Mar-45. Mid air collision with B-17 44-8754, crashed Campsea Ash, Suffolk. Killed in Action (KIA). Awards: AM (3OLC), GC, PH.

  • Max Burrows

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 95th Bomb Group

  • 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 Castellano

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 389th Bomb Group
    James Castellano was Navigator on B-24 # 42-100372, shot down by fighters over Germany on the 25 December 1944 mission to Wahlen, Germany. Plane crashed near Règné, 10km SW of Vielsalm, Belgium. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Gabriel Chapra

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator | 95th Bomb Group

  • Oral Chippeaux

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 389th Bomb Group
    Oral Chippeaux was Pilot of B-24 # 42-100372, shot down by fighters over Germany on the 25 December 1944 mission to Wahlen, Germany. Plane crashed near Règné, 10km SW of Vielsalm, Belgium. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Orman Coffin

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 22

  • Thomas Cowan

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Thomas Cowan was Left Waist gunner on B-24 # 42-100372, shot down by fighters over Germany on the 25 December 1944 mission to Wahlen, Germany. Plane crashed near Règné, 10km SW of Vielsalm, Belgium. Killed In Action (KIA).

  • Arl Cross

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group

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Aircraft

  • 42-107047 The Doodle Bug

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 6/2/44; Grenier 3/3/44; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-M] Horham 17/3/44; with R.V. Mercer force landed Framlingham AFB 25/12/44 with engine failure; battle damaged Berlin 3/2/45 with H. Palmer; force landed Charleroi, Bel; 97m, repaired & ret...

  • 42-97093 I'll Get By

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 28/1/44; Kearney 14/2/44; Presque Is 20/2/44; Assigned 568BS/390BG [BI-S] Framlingham 3/3/44 DOC'S FLYING CIRCUS, then GIRL OF MY DREAMS; on mission 21/7/44 with ? , Lt Sam Dubin (Killed in Action); severe icing during assembly for...

  • 42-97844

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 14/3/44; Kearney 13/4/44; Dow Fd 29/4/44; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-R] Horham 20/4/44; with Glovik 7/10/44, Waist gunner: Chas Buda KIA; 97m, Missing in Action Frankfurt 9/3/45 with Bill Durant (Ouratt?), Co-pilot: Dwight King, Navigator...

  • 43-38333 Heavy Date

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 22/7/44; Kearney 31/7/44; Grenier 9/8/44; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-H] Horham 12/8/44; with C.E. Willis force landed A-82 Rouvres, Fr 20/2/45; 73m, crash landed base with ?, non op 6/5/45; ditched North Sea with Roger Sundin 26/5/45....

  • 43-38393

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 28/7/44; Hunter 8/8/44; Dow Fd 30/8/44; Assigned 569BS/390BG [CC-V] Framlingham 2/9/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 30/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 6/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA)...

  • 43-38617 New York Express

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 24/8/44; Hunter 7/9/44; Dow Fd 18/9/44; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-Q] Horham 19/9/44; with W.N. Dunwoody force landed Raydon afb, Suffolk 10/1/45; 80m, Returned to the USA Bradley 24/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 28/6/45;...

  • 44-8144 Hell's Belle

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 27/6/44; Langley 27/7/44; Dow Fd 4/8/44; Assigned 335BS/95BG [OE-O] Horham 10/8/44; 336BS [ET-O], then 412BS [GW-O]; with W.V. Owen force landed Framlingham afb, Sfk 25/12/44; battle damaged Hamburg 30/3/45 with E.R. Parrish[wia];...

  • 44-14906 Cripes A' Mighty

    P-51 Mustang
    George E. Preddy was KIA in this a/c 25 Dec 44

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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