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4 March 1945

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1.

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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2. ASCHAFFENBURG

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

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A mix of 139 P-47s and P-51s provide escort. Mix not given in available data.

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3. ASTADTAACH

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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4. AUSBUCH

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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5. INGOLSTADT

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

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6. PFORZHEIM

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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7. REUTLINGEN

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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8. SCHWABMUNCHEN

Description

JET AIRCRAFT PLANT

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9. SONAUESCHINGEN

Description

RAILROAD

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10. STUTTGART

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

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11. STUTTGART

Description

RAILROAD

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12. TUTTLINGEN

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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13. ULM

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

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14. ULM

Description

MILITARY VEHICLE PLANT

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Service

People

  • Joseph Almand

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

  • Robert Applin

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Our pilot, Bob Applin, was a natural leader and an excellent pilot. - Barky Hovsepian, R/O Complete a 35 mission tour

  • Lovell Baker

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Retired from the USAF as a Major after also serving tours in Korea and Vietnam.

  • David Baron

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • Robert Beeman

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • David Bercaw

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • Robert Birney

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator, Commanding Officer | 384th Bomb Group
    Bob Birney was assigned to the 547th Bomb Squadron on 5 February 1945 and completed 26 missions between 19 February 1945 and 20 April 1945.

  • Robert Bluford

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    The Rev. Robert Bluford Jr. has been a B-24 bomber pilot in World War II, preacher, historian, preservationist, a Presbyterian pastor and campus ministry director in the Southeast, and the Virginia Press Association’s Virginian of the Year for 2011. He...

  • John Bookout

    Military | Captain | pilot | 96th Bomb Group
    Assigned Jan 1945

  • Max Bunin

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

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Aircraft

  • 41-28981 Wolves Inc.

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24 disappeared into a cloud bank on its return from a mission to Stuttgart, Germany, on 4 March 1945. It crashed into the North Sea and only two of the crew, Sgt Perry and Sgt Moskowitz, were picked up in rescue launches. They thought the aircraft...

  • 43-38229 Better Duck

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 10/7/44; Kearney 19/7/44; Dow Fd 3/8/44; Assigned 862BS/493BG Debach 4/8/44; transferred 334BS/95BG [BG-N] Horham 1/45; with D.G. Helgeson force landed A-78 afb Florennes/Juzaine, Bel. 9/3/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 24/6/45;...

  • 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;...

  • 43-38776 Passion Wagon/Victory Devils

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 20/9/44; Grenier 11/10/44; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-B] Horham 13/10/44; 67m, Returned to the USA Bradley 26/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 28/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 29...

  • 44-6968 Sonof-a-Blitz

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Hunter 3/1/45; Grenier 15/1/45; Assigned 863BS/493BG Debach 22/1/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 3/7/45; Sth Plains 4/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 19/12/45.

  • 44-8210 Sweetheart of Seattle

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 11/7/44; Langley 8/8/44; Dow Fd 12/9/44; Assigned 332BS/94BG [XM-Z] Rougham 14/9/44; transferred 335BS/95BG [OE-J] Horham 11/44; with L.W. Jensen, Radio Operator: Paul Rupard, Waist gunner: - Olson [2wia] 24/2/45; 53m, RetUS,...

  • 44-8604 Section Eight

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 31/10/44; Grenier 15/12/44; Dow Fd 15/12/44; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-X] Horham 17/12/44;with Bill Dunwoody force landed B-53 Merville Afd, Bel. 19/3/45; battle damaged Holzwickede 23/3/45 with Bill Dunwoody, Co-pilot: M. Burrows,...

  • 44-49582 Fran

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-50368 Delores Jean

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-50465 Damifino

    B-24 Liberator

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 August 2016 02:27:52 466thHistorian Changes to aircraft associations
Sources

466th BG Archives - 1 March 1945 mission formation plan

Date Contributor Update
18 December 2014 03:43:24 466thHistorian Changes to person associations and aircraft associations
Sources

466th BG Historian

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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