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805

22 January 1945

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Mission details

1.

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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2. DINSLAKEN

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

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3. HEIDEN

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

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4. OSNABRUCK

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

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5. RHEINE

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

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6. ST.VITH-KARLSRUHE-DARMASTADT-KOBLENZ

Description

FIGTHER-BOMBER MISSION

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7. STERKRADE/HOLTEN

Description

OIL REFINERY

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

A mix of 85 P-47s and P-51s provide escort. Mix not given in available data.

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Service

People

  • Luis Coppola

    Military | Captain | Pilot on B-17 | 379th Bomb Group

  • Frank Decicco

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 31 x missions. Ended Tour Duty (ETD). Entered training as pilot/navigator/bombardier at San Antonio TX. 12/4/45. ...

  • Robert Potter

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot B-17 | 351st Bomb Group
    Lieutenant Robert Kern Potter commanded a Fort in the 351st BG out of Polebrook. He and his crew arrived in December of 1944. Together they flew 33 missions. Like most he piloted a number of different Forts until he had a regular one assigned, a B-17G ...

  • William Whittaker

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 351st Bomb Group
    William T Whittaker was a pilot with the 509th Bomb Squadron of the 351st Bomb Group. He flew 41 missions between 17 October 1944 and 26 March 1945. ...

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. ...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 June 2017 20:15:24 jancheta Changes to person associations
Sources

JA update

Date Contributor Update
13 November 2014 14:40:54 Emily Changes to media associations
Sources

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

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:43:09 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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