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764

27 December 1944

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BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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FIGHTER SWEEPS

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A mix of 163 P-47s and P-51s fly at fighter sweep.

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3. ALTENAHR

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RAIL BRIDGE

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4. ANDERNACH

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MARSHALLING YARDS

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5. BULLAY

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RAIL BRIDGE

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6. ECKFELD

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BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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7. ENKENBACH

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RAIL JUNCTION

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8. EUSKIRCHEN

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MARSHALLING YARDS

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9. FULDA

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MARSHALLING YARDS

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10. GEROLSTEIN

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RAIL JUNCTION

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11. HILLESHEIM

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BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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12. HOMBURG

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MARSHALLING YARDS

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13. KAISERSLAUTERN

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MARSHALLING YARDS

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14. KAISERSLAUTERN

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RAIL BRIDGE

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15. NEUNKIRCHEN

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MARSHALLING YARDS

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16. NEUWIED

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RAIL BRIDGE

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17. ST WENDEL

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MARSHALLING YARDS

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Service

People

  • Russell Anderson

    Military | Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 453rd Bomb Group
    Russell Anderson joined the 'Caterpillar Club' on 1 August 1944 when his B-24 lost power in two engines and the crew was forced to bail out over southern England. Russell was Co-Pilot on B-24 42-50898 for the 27 December 1944 mission to Germany, with...

  • George Asprocolas

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 95th Bomb Group

  • Robert Barrier

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th Bomb Group, 546th Bomb Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #243 dated 11 December 1944, as crew Pilot, one combat mission. Awards: PH.

  • Roscoe Brown

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 453rd Bomb Group
    Roscoe Brown was Pilot of B-24 #42-50898 which took off from Old Buckenham for the 27 December 1944 mission to Germany. The Liberator crashed just at end of the slippery runway and immediately caught fire. Approximately 5 minutes later, the bombs went...

  • Max Bunin

    Military | Flight Officer | Co-Pilot | 95th Bomb Group

  • Joseph Carriere

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th Bomb Group 546th Bomb Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #148 dated 26 July 1944, Donald Duesler Crew, 27 x combat missions. Killed in Action Awards: AM, PH.

  • Albert Chacho

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Flexible Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    42-31484 JD-F, 'Mairsy Doats' sustained battle damage and attempted to land away at RAF Manston, Kent. Crashed into aircraft in the dispersal area and exploded, killing the entire crew. He completed 27 combat missions. Killed in Action (KIA) ...

  • Stanley Erickson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th BG 546th BS on AAF Station 106 special Orders #157 dated 5 August 1944, John G Mohler Crew. 28 x combat missions. Killed in crash on return from a mission on 27 December 1944. Awards: AM (3OLC), PH.

  • Billy Ferguson

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer | 95th Bomb Group

  • Alan Finch

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

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Aircraft

  • 42-31484 'Mairsy Doats'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 11/11/43; Kearney 10/12/43; Presque Is 14/12/43; Assigned 545BS/384BG [JD-F] Grafton Underwood 20/1/44; 546BS [BK-F]; battle damaged Gerolstein 27/12/44, crash landed Manston; 9KIA; Salvaged 28/12/44. MAIRSY DOATS.

  • 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. ...

  • 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.

  • 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];...

  • 42-95021 San Antonio Rose

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-50898 Youthful Rocket

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24 #42-50898 took off from Old Buckenham for the 27 December 1944 mission to Germany. The Liberator crashed just at end of the slippery runway and immediately caught fire. Approximately 5 minutes later, the bombs went off and completely destroyed the...

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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