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1 January 1945

Official description

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Description

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Mission details

1.

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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Notes

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Description

PHOTOGRAPHIC RECONNAISSANCE MISSION

Aircraft type

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Notes

The P-51s escort 9 F-5s and 1 Spitfire on photo recon mission.

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Description

SCREENING MISSION

Aircraft type

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Notes

These B-17s fly a screening mission; they are 8 minutes late for their escort and are attacked by Fw 190s when 50 miles ahead of the bombers. Escort is supposed to be 23 of 26 P-51s but rendezvous is missed because of the missed timing of the screening bombers.

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Description

SPECIAL OPS MISSION

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Notes

A mix of 25 P-47s and P-51s provide escort for 3 of 4 Mosquitoes on a special operations mission. Exact nature of mission expectations not given in available data.

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5. ANDERNACH

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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Notes

Not yet known

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6. DILLENBURG

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

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Notes

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7. DOLLBERGEN

Description

OIL REFINERY

Aircraft type

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Notes

A mix of 199 P-47s and P-51s provide escort. Mix not given in available data.

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8. EHMEN

Description

OIL REFINERY

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9. ENGERS

Description

RAIL BRIDGE

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10. GOTTINGEN

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft type

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Notes

Not yet known

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11. HADAMAR

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Aircraft type

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12. IRLICH

Description

RAIL BRIDGE

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13. KASSEL/HENSCHEL

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

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14. Kirchhundem, Germany

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Aircraft type

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Notes

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15. KOBLENZ

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Aircraft type

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Notes

Not yet known

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16. KOBLENZ

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft type

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Notes

Not yet known

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17. KOBLENZ/GUL

Description

RAIL BRIDGE

Aircraft type

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Notes

Not yet known

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18. KOBLENZ/LUTZEL

Description

RAIL BRIDGE

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Notes

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19. LIMBURG

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

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20. MAGDEBURG

Description

OIL REFINERY

Aircraft type

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Notes

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21. OLDENBURG

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Aircraft type

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Notes

This is an APHRODITE mission (388th BG). Success not given in available data.

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22. REMAGEN BRIDGE

Description

RAIL BRIDGE

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

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23. TRIER

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Aircraft type

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24. WETTER

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

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25. Wetzlar, Germany

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Aircraft type

Not yet known

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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. ...

  • Bill Basick

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 453rd Bomb Group
    Mission 197 to Remagen in B-24 A/C #42-51865 crashed on takeoff, Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Walter Beck

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    B-24 A/C #42-51865, crashed on takeoff on mission 197 to Remagen, Germany. He was one of 2 survivors in the crash. EUS - (Escaped Un-scaved).

  • 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...

  • Robert Conrad

    Military | Captain | Navigator | 445th Bomb Group

  • Richard Dillon

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Flew 25 missions, 1 to Berlin and 3 to Merseberg. Was lead navigator for last 6 missions Air Medal w/2 Oak Leaf Cluster; EAME ribbon w 3/battle stars Passed away 25-June-2017, buried in Columbia SC

  • 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...

  • Charles Evans

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 458th Bomb Group
    The 50-page description of CPT Evans' military service is found at http://www.2ndair.org.uk/consumption/groups/public/documents/article/ncc175528.pdf (as listed in http://www.2ndair.org.uk/Second_Air_Division/Wartime_memories/index.htm).

  • Neil Gobrecht

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Co-Pilot/Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Flew B-24 in combat in WW 2. Flew B-29 during the Korean War. Flew U-10 in combat during the Vietnam War Retired as a Lt. Colonel. Was a science teacher for 12 years before retiring.

  • John Grodeon

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer | 466th Bomb Group

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Aircraft

  • 42-30178 "Darlin' Dolly"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 24/4/43; Smoky Hill 5/5/43; Presque Is 24/5/43; Assigned 335BS/95BG [OE-S] Framlingham 29/5/43; Horham 15/6/43; with J.E. Koehler force landed Hardwick AF 20/10/43; 45m, transferred 388BG APH Knettishall 4/44; 803BS RCM Oulton 16/5...

  • 42-30237 'Stump Jumper'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 1/5/43; Gore 13/5/43; Smoky Hill 14/5/43; Dow Fd 30/5/43; Assigned 524BS/379BG [WA-V] Kimbolton 1/6/43; transferred 1 Base Air Depot, Burtonwood 4/8/44; APH Knettishall, Crashed due to flak short of target [Oldenburg power station]...

  • 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. ...

  • 42-38014 LITTLE AMERICA II

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered to Cheyenne 14/11/43; Kearney 3/12/43; Presque Isle, Maine 9/12/43; Assigned to the 546th BS/384th BG [BK-G] at Station 106, Grafton Underwood on 6/1/44; (19/9/44 - struck by flak just before the IP; after dropping bombs on target left...

  • 42-39993 'Hells Angels Out Of Chute 13', 'Grossly Inadequate'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 26/10/43; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-C] Deenethorpe 1/1/44; 118m landing accident at base with Jim Nolan 7/5/45; sal 2 SAD Watton, Nfk 8/5/45. HELL’S ANGELS OUT OF CHUTE 13 aka GROSSLY INADEQUATE. ...

  • 42-51865

    B-24 Liberator
    Crashed on take-off for the mission to Remagen, Germany on 1 January 1945. Only 2 survived from the eleven-man crew.

  • 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.

  • 44-8268

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 27/7/44; Cheyenne 6/8/44; Lincoln 17/8/44; Grenier 7/9/44; Assigned 366BS/305BG Chelveston 29/9/44; Missing in Action Magdeburg 1/1/45 with Ed Soden, Alex Turanski, Ken Dilts, Bill Burlingame, Gerald Kinder (5 Killed in Action); Aaron...

  • 41-29524 The Big Drip

    B-24 Liberator
    Originally assigned to 487th BG 839th BS, transferred to 446th BG Aug 1944., Crashed on take-off 1 Jan 1945 killing all crew.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
23 January 2015 10:55:17 Lucy May Changes to event
Sources

Changed location from 'KIRCHBUNDEN' to 'Kirchhundem, Germany'.
Source: http://www.8thafhs.com/old/get_one_mission.php?mission_id=1763

Date Contributor Update
23 January 2015 10:50:50 Lucy May Changes to event
Sources

Changed location of Mission event no.25 from 'WETZLER' to 'Wetzlar, Germany'.

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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