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19 December 1944

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1. EHRANG

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MARSHALLING YARDS

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2. KOBLENZ

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MARSHALLING YARDS

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3. LUXEMBOURG-EHRANG-KOBLENZ

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TACTICAL TARGETS

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Rail & road junctions are bombed.

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People

  • George Bruer

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top turret / Engineer | 457th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 749FS, 457BG, 8AF USAAF. Returning to base from diversion airfield, letting down on instruments, crashed two miles north of Great Rollright, Oxfordshire, UK (the crash site was actually in Warwickshire) 23-12-44. Died Non Battle (DNB). ...

  • Robert Crabb

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bomber pilot / Fighter pilot | 355th Fighter Group
    1st Lieutenant Robert L. Crabb was born July 29, 1921, the son of Jeremiah and Grace Crabb. His hometown was Williamsburg, Kansas. ...

  • Edmund Fitzgerald

    Military | Sergeant | Ball turret gunner | 457th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 749FS, 457BG, 8AF USAAF. Returning to base from diversion airfield, letting down on instruments, crashed two miles north of Great Rollright, Oxfordshire, UK (the crash site was actually in Warwickshire) 23-12-44. Died Non Battle (DNB). ...

  • Walter Graves

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 457th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 749FS, 457BG, 8AF USAAF. Returning to base from diversion airfield, letting down on instruments, crashed two miles north of Great Rollright, Oxfordshire, UK (the crash site was actually in Warwickshire) 23-12-44. Died Non Battle (DNB). ...

  • George Hawley

    Military | Sergeant | Waist gunner | 457th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 749FS, 457BG, 8AF USAAF. Returning to base from diversion airfield, letting down on instruments, crashed two miles north of Great Rollright, Oxfordshire, UK (the crash site was actually in Warwickshire) 23-12-44. Died Non Battle (DNB). ...

  • Clifford Heinrich

    Military | Sergeant | Tail gunner | 457th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 749FS, 457BG, 8AF USAAF. Returning to base from diversion airfield, letting down on instruments, A/C crashed two miles north of Great Rollright, Oxfordshire, UK (the crash site was actually in Warwickshire) 23-12-44. Seriously injured in...

  • Clifford Hendrickson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bomber pilot | 457th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 749FS, 457BG, 8AF USAAF. Returning to base from diversion airfield, letting down on instruments, crashed two miles north of Great Rollright, Oxfordshire, UK (the crash site was actually in Warwickshire) 23-12-44. Died Non Battle (DNB). ...

  • Joseph Kilmer

    Military | Flight Officer | Bombardier | 457th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 749FS, 457BG, 8AF USAAF. Returning to base from diversion airfield, letting down on instruments, crashed two miles north of Great Rollright, Oxfordshire, UK (the crash site was actually in Warwickshire) 23-12-44. Died Non Battle (DNB). ...

  • John Mernagh

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner; Top Turret Gunner | 351st Bomb Group
    Flew 50 missions from 22 December 1943 to 1 February 1945. Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal w/ 7 Oak Leaf Clusters, Distinguished Unit Citation.

  • Robert Riedel

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 457th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 749FS, 457BG, 8AF USAAF. Returning to base from diversion airfield, letting down on instruments, crashed two miles north of Great Rollright, Oxfordshire, UK (the crash site was actually in Warwickshire) 23-12-44. Died Non Battle (DNB). ...

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Aircraft

  • 42-102393 Diana Queen Of The Chase

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 27/2/44; Hunter 22/3/44; Grenier 2/4/44; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-R] Deenethorpe 16/4/44; 111m, Returned to the USA Bradley 8/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 12/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal...

  • 42-31072 Betty J.

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    This was the only original aircraft of the 401st BG to return to the USA after the war. The aircraft was named after Lt. Bryan Shotts' Wife "Betty Jean Shotts". ...

  • 42-31591 Homesick Angel

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/11/43; Wendover 9/12/43; Grenier 20/1/44; Assigned 457BG Glatton 25/1/44; transferred 613BS/401BG [IN-J] Deenethorpe 11/3/44; Missing in Action Pas de Calais 19/3/44, force landed continent; Salvaged 1 SAD Troston 22/4/44; mission...

  • 42-31662 'Fancy Nancy IV'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 2/12/43; Kearney 17/12/43; Romulus 6/1/44; Kearney 7/1/44; Memphis 9/1/44; Presque Is 10/1/44; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-B] Deenethorpe 31/1/44; 134m crash landed Polebrook 22/4/44, Salvaged 1 SAD Troston. FANCY NANCY IV.

  • 42-31730 Morning Star, Tail End Charlie

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 10/12/43; Kearney 27/12/43; RAF Nutts Corner 15/1/44; Assigned 615BS/401BG [IY-B] Deenethorpe 31/1/44; 613BS [IN-O]; 112m, Returned to the USA 121 BU Bradley 7/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 9/6/45; 4100 BU Patterson 9/10...

  • 42-32012 'Shark Tooth'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 15/1/44; Kearney 28/1/44; Assigned 614BS/401BG [IW-P] Deenethorpe 5/3/44; Returned to the USA 121 BU Bradley 8/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 13/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman...

  • 42-40001 Paris Express

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 29/10/43; Assigned 614BS/401BG [IW-L] Deenethorpe 5/1/44; transferred ATC 30/5/45; retUS 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 11/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 19/6/45. PARIS EXPRESS.

  • 42-97322 Mister Completely, Home James

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 18/2/44; Dow Fd 7/3/44; Assigned 398BG Nuthampstead 1/5/44; no ops, transferred 614BS/401BG [IW-D] Deenethorpe 21/5/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 5/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 21/10/45; Reconstruction Finance...

  • 42-97636

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 13/1/44; 1SAG Langley 4/2/44; Presque Is 13/3/44; Assigned 324BS/91BG [DF-P] Bassingbourn 27/4/44; transferred 351BG [ -L] Polebrook 14/6/44; 615BS/401BG [IY-H] Deenethorpe 26/8/44; in base landing accident with Paul Campbell 18/2/45;...

  • 42-97664 Aw Come On

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 21/1/44; Gr Island 6/2/44; Presque Is 21/3/44; Assigned 615BS/401BG [IY-F] Deenethorpe 17/4/44; 612BS [SC-X]; force landed continent 10/5/45; Salvaged 2 SAD. AW COME ON.

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 December 2016 12:37:04 Al_Skiff Changes to person associations
Sources

AAM Db entry information.

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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