Skip to main content
Edit entry 

772

31 December 1944

Official description

Not yet known

Description

Not yet known

Mission details

1.

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

2. BINGEN

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

3. BLUMENTHAL

Description

COMMUNICATIONS TARGET

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

4. BUZBURG

Description

COMMUNICATIONS TARGET

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

5. EHRANG/KORDEL

Description

RAILROAD

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

6. ENGERS

Description

RAIL BRIDGE

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

7. EUSKIRCHEN

Description

RAIL BRIDGE

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

8. HAMBURG

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

9. HAMBURG

Description

OIL REFINERY

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

A mix of 316 P-47s and P-51s provide escort. Mix not given in available data.

Mission Statistics

10. HAMBURG/GRASSBRUK

Description

OIL REFINERY

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

11. HAMBURG/WILHWMSBURG

Description

OIL REFINERY

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

12. HELIGOLAND ISLAND

Description

RADAR INSTALLATION

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

13. IRLICH

Description

RAIL BRIDGE

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

14. KOBLENZ/GUS

Description

RAIL BRIDGE

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

15. KOBLENZ/LUTZWEILER

Description

HIGHWAY BRIDGE

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

16. KREFELD-URDINGEN

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

17. MISBURG

Description

OIL REFINERY

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

18. MONCHEN-GLADBACH

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

19. NEUSS

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

20. NORDHOLZ

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

21. PRUM

Description

COMMUNICATIONS TARGET

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

22. REMAGEN BRIDGE

Description

RAIL BRIDGE

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

23. STADE

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

24. WENZENDORF

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Service

People

  • Robert Atkins

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Robert Atkins served as a tail gunner with the 733rd Bomb Squadron of the 453rd Bomb Group, flying missions out of Old Buckenham, England.

  • George Baker

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot | 359th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 368FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Completed tour. Credited with 4.5 aerial kills, 1 x probable and a ground kill. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Jack Berkowitz

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 100th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 350BS, 100BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Wilhelmshaven Mid air collision near Rustringen in B-17 43-38457 Baled out over North sea Prisoner of War (POW) 31-Dec-44. MACR 11359. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Peter Brennan

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Togglier | 388th Bomb Group

  • Frank Bruehl

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 493rd Bomb Group
    Frank Bruehl was Navigator on board B-17 #44-8352, hit by Flak, exploded and crashed in Hamelin-Pyrmont, 100km SW of Hannover, Germany. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Max Bunin

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

  • 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...

  • Joseph Chadwick

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 100th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 350BS, 100BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Wilhelmshaven Mid air collision near Rustringen in B-17 43-38457 Baled out over North sea Prisoner of War (POW) 31-Dec-44. MACR 11359. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Francis Chase

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 100th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 350BS, 100BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Wilhelmshaven Mid air collision near Rustringen in B-17 42-31987 'the Little Skipper' Baled out Killed in Action (KIA) 31-Dec-44. MACR 11359. Awards: AM (OLC), PH.

  • Charles Clark

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner; Bombardier; Togglier | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Flew with Lt. Louis Confer's crew, flew 9 missions on Sabrina III as member 9f 44thth. Flew 17 missions on Geor Smith crew, 20 on McMahon crew as member of 489th BG. for a total of 46 missions in all. ...

Show more

Aircraft

  • 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". ...

  • 42-31485 Old Ironsides

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 11/10/43; Gr Island 21/11/43; La Guardia 29/11/43; New York 1/12/43; Presque Is 2/12/43; Assigned 615BS/401BG [IY-X] Deenethorpe 6/1/44; RAF Stornaway 5/4/44, ret grp 6/4/44; Returned to the USA 121 BU Bradley 9/6/45; Syracuse 10/6...

  • 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.

  • 42-31891 The Shape

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 31/12/43; Kearney 12/1/44; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-P] Deenethorpe 15/2/44; Returned to the USA 121 BU Bradley 1/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 8/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA)...

  • 42-31895 Miss-Chief

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 3/1/44; Kearney 14/1/44; Presque Is 3/2/44; Grenier 11/2/44; Assigned 418BS/100BG [LD-Y] Thorpe Abbotts 16/2/44; Missing in Action Misburg/Hamburg 31/12/44 with Paul Carroll, Co-pilot: Harry Winger, Navigator: George Klare,...

  • 42-31939 Spook Six

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 6/1/44; Kearney 15/1/44; Romulus 23/1/44; Grenier 25/1/44; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-J] Horham 2/2/44; transferred 412BS [QW-J]; 98m, with S.D. Reed, force landed RAF Coltishakk, 8RTD, 1WIA; Returned to the USA 121 BU Bradley 21/6/44;...

  • 42-31983 Mary Alice

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 13/1/44; Kearney 28/1/44; Presque Is 18/2/44; Grenier 2/3/44; Assigned 615BS/401BG [IY-G] Deenethorpe 7/3/44; detailed Munich 13/7/44 with L.H. Haskett, Tail gunner: Ed Page (Killed in Action); Returned to the USA 121 BU Bradley 6/6...

  • 42-31987 'Shilaylee' 'The Little Skipper'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 13/1/44; Kearney 22/1/44; Romulus 23/2/44; Grenier 28/2/44; Assigned 350BS/100BG [LN-A] Thorpe Abbotts 10/3/44; 418BS [LD-D]; Missing in Action Misburg 31/12/44 with Glen Rojohn, Co-pilot: Bill Leek, Navigator: Bob Washington,...

  • 42-37788 HELL'S MESSENGER

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 28/8/43; Scott 16/9/43; Assigned 544BS/384BG Grafton Underwood 7/11/43; transferred 547BS [SO-N]; transferred to 364FG Leiston, Sfk, UK. 11/43; Returned to the USA Bradley 14/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 17/7/45; Reconstruction Finance...

Show more

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 October 2017 18:31:25 Al_Skiff Changes to person associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Added 'Piggyback' B-17 crews.

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'.

Share