Missions


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MISSION DETAILS

Mission 963: 532 bombers and 444 fighters attack jet fighter airfields and rail targets in SE Germany; 2 bombers and 2 fighters are lost:

1. 111 of 113 B-17s hit the marshalling yard at Munich, a target of last resort, with H2X radar; 1 B-17 is damaged beyond repair and 5 damaged. Escorting are 90 P-51s; 1 is damaged beyond repair.

2. 186 B-24s are sent to hit the Salzburg marshalling yard and rail bridge but abort the mission due to 10/10 cloud cover; 1 B-24 is lost and 4 damaged; 1 airman is WIA and 12 MIA. The escort is 99 of 109 P-51s.

3. 6 of 232 B-17s hit the secondary target, the Amlech Airfield at Landsberg; 212 hit a target of last resort, the town of Ingolstadt; 1 B-17 is lost, 1 damaged beyond repair and 1 damaged; 8 airmen are KIA and 7 MIA. 144 of 160 P-51s escort; 2 are lost (pilots MIA).

4. 1 B-17 and 23 P-51s fly scouting missions.

5. 48 of 57 P-47s fly a fighter sweep in the Salzburg area.

6. 4 of 5 P-51s escort 3 F-5s on photo reconnaissance missions over Germany.

Mission 964: During the night of 21/22 Apr, 10 of 11 B-24s drop leaflets in France, the Netherlands and Germany.
Source: THE ARMY AIR FORCES IN WORLD WAR II: COMBAT CHRONOLOGY, 1941-1945 by Carter / Mueller, the Office of Air Force History,


Mission Reports for this date:
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388BG Mission Report - For this, the last combat mission to be flown by the 388th in Europe, the 388th furnished three small Groups for the 45th Combat Wing. As in the past few missions, some new crews flew their first combat mission.

Our 29 a/c were airborne between 0645 and 0704 hours and formations were effected without much difficulty. One crew, Lt. McIntyre, was unable to locate the formation and after proceeding to the Division assembly point without locating them, aborted and returned to the field. He jettisoned his bomb load 40 miles east of Southwold and landed at 1515 hours.

Our 28 a/c returned from the mission and landed between 1530 and 1559 hours.
source: 388th Bomb Group web page http://www.388bg.info

446th Bomb Group Mission Report
Salzburg

The mission was aborted due to bad weather.
source: 446th Bomb Group www.446bg.com

398th Bomb Group Mission report
source: 398th Bomb Group web page http://www.398th.org/
467th Bomb Group Mission report
source: 467th Bomb Group web page http://www.467bg.com/
486th Bomb Group Flimsy report
source: 486th Bomb Group web page http://www.486th.org/
91BG / 401BS Mission Report - On the 21 of April we dispatched 12 A/C and crews toattack the Furstenfeldbruck Airdrome west of Munich. Due to weather the city of Munich was attacked by means of instruments with unobserved results. Our Squadron furnished the Low Squadron in the Group formation. The Group furnished the 1st "C" Group. Moderate barage and meager tracking AA fire before bombs away was experienced in the target area. Fighter support was very good.
source: 91st BG / 401st BS Mission Report http://www.91stbombgroup.com/
91st BG / 324th BS Mission Report - Target: Road bridge over a marshaling yard in Western Munich. The target was an overpass in the Western marshaling yards of Munich. The target was attacked by P.F.F. methods. Our squadron flew in the high position on this mission.
source: 91st BG / 324th BS Mission Report http://www.91stbombgroup.com/

Accident Reports for this date:
Aircraft: B-17G (#43-38775).
Organization: 602BS / 398BG of Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire.
Pilot: Zins, Samuel I.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: P-51D (#44-63212).
Organization: Hq / 78FG of Duxford, Cambridgeshire.
Pilot: Marshall, Leonard P.
Notes: killed in a crash.
Location: Hagennau/8mi W Y-39 Germany.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: P-51D15 (#44-15092).
Organization: 352FS / 353FG of Raydon, Suffolk.
Pilot: Bowron, Everett B.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Raydon, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: P-51D20 (#44-72255).
Organization: 505FS / 339FG of Fowlmere, Cambridgeshire.
Pilot: Irion, Robert E.
Notes: take off accident.
Location: Fowlmere, Cambridgeshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/

Mission "8th AF 964"
Night Leaflet Operation Apr 21/22 1945
April 21, 1945

mission statistics sources:
Mighty Eighth War Diary by Roger A. Freeman
 
Aircraft
Sent
Aircraft
Effective
Bomb TonnageEnemy
Aircraft
X-P-D
Enemy
Aircraft
(on gnd)
X-P-D
USAAF
Aircraft
X-E-D
USAAF
Personnel
KIA-WIA-MIA
Notes
11100.00-0-00-0-00-0-00-0-010 Pigeons dropped over Brandenburg
10 Pigeons dropped over Treuebrietzen
 
Mission Targets:
SAINT-GEORGES-D'OLERON, FRANCE Leaflet drop       
SAINT-PIERRE-D'OLERON, FRANCE Leaflet drop       
DOLUS-D'OLERON, FRANCE Leaflet drop       
LE CHATEAU-D'OLERON, FRANCE Leaflet drop       
BRUNSWICK, GERMANY Leaflet drop       
DANNENBERG, GERMANY Leaflet drop       
PRITZWALK, GERMANY Leaflet drop       
HAVELBERG, GERMANY Leaflet drop       
RATHENOW, GERMANY Leaflet drop       
GENTHIN, GERMANY Leaflet drop       
BURG, GERMANY Leaflet drop       
BRANDENBURG, GERMANY Leaflet drop       
BELZIG, GERMANY Leaflet drop       
WITTENBERGE, GERMANY Leaflet drop       
DUREN, GERMANY Leaflet drop       
TORGAU, GERMANY Leaflet drop       
PRETZSCH, GERMANY Leaflet drop       
TREUNBRIETZEN, GERMANY Railroadmarshalling yard: 1 aircraft       
DELFZIJL, NETHERLANDS Leaflet drop       
EMDEN, GERMANY Leaflet drop       
WILHELMSHAVEN, GERMANY Leaflet drop       
BREMERHAVEN, GERMANY Leaflet drop       
LEER, GERMANY Leaflet drop       
OLDENBURG, GERMANY Leaflet drop       
BREMEN, GERMANY Leaflet drop       
HARBURG, GERMANY Leaflet drop       
HAMBURG, GERMANY Leaflet drop       
DUNKIRK, FRANCE Leaflet drop       
AMERONGEN, NETHERLANDS Leaflet drop       
VEENENDAAL, NETHERLANDS Leaflet drop       
HAARLEM, NETHERLANDS Leaflet drop       
AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS Leaflet drop       
ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS Leaflet drop       
THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS Leaflet drop       
STUTTGART, GERMANY Leaflet drop       
Aircraft Groups:
1ST AIR DIVISION
2ND AIR DIVISION
3RD AIR DIVISION
OTHER (IX AF, HQ, etc)
801st Bombardment Group (Provisional)
Aircraft Losses:
1ST AIR DIVISION
2ND AIR DIVISION
3RD AIR DIVISION
OTHER (IX AF, HQ, etc)

Aircraft
Sent
Aircraft
Effective
Bomb TonnageEnemy
Aircraft
X-P-D
Enemy
Aircraft
(on gnd)
X-P-D
USAAF
Aircraft
X-E-D
USAAF
Personnel
KIA-WIA-MIA
Notes
220.00-0-00-0-00-0-00-0-0
 
Mission Targets:
CommunicationsRed Stocking: 2 aircraft       
Aircraft Groups:
1ST AIR DIVISION
2ND AIR DIVISION
492nd Bombardment Group (Heavy)
3RD AIR DIVISION
OTHER (IX AF, HQ, etc)
Aircraft Losses:
1ST AIR DIVISION
2ND AIR DIVISION
3RD AIR DIVISION
OTHER (IX AF, HQ, etc)