Luftwaffe and Allied Air Forces Discussion Forum  

Go Back   Luftwaffe and Allied Air Forces Discussion Forum > Discussion > Allied and Soviet Air Forces

Allied and Soviet Air Forces Please use this forum to discuss the Air Forces of the Western Allies and the Soviet Union.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12th August 2019, 22:26
JohanSWE JohanSWE is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Sweden
Posts: 21
JohanSWE is on a distinguished road
Missions Flown by the 456th BG?

Hi!

I am looking for if any has a list regarding Missions Flown by the 456th BG
with mission numbers, dates and targets?
I have look on the old site http://www.456thbombgroup.org but it has broken links / down.

Does any know where a mission list can be found? or know any source where it can be found?

Regards
JohanSWE
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 13th August 2019, 00:38
edwest2 edwest2 is offline
Alter Hase
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 2,390
edwest2 is on a distinguished road
Re: Missions Flown by the 456th BG?

Hi,

You might try fold3. Good luck.

Ed
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 13th August 2019, 02:32
RSwank RSwank is offline
Alter Hase
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Bloomington, IN USA
Posts: 1,054
RSwank is on a distinguished road
Re: Missions Flown by the 456th BG?

Parts of the old website were captured by the Internet Archives.

There was a two page mission list and it looks like the first page (listing missions through number 191 February 7, 1945 was captured.

https://web.archive.org/web/20010303.../missions.html

On 26 April 1945 the Group flew its final combat mission (Number 249) to a motor transport depot in Tarvisio, Italy.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 13th August 2019, 08:55
JohanSWE JohanSWE is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Sweden
Posts: 21
JohanSWE is on a distinguished road
Re: Missions Flown by the 456th BG?

Quote:
Originally Posted by edwest2 View Post
Hi,

You might try fold3. Good luck.

Ed
Thanks!

Fold3 does only cover 2 of the bomb bomb squadrons missions, 747th and 746th i think.
Still trying to find 744th and 745th missions.



The old site was very helpful RSwank.
Missions 192 to 248 is now the last part to try to solve, Where and when.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 13th August 2019, 12:00
Alex Smart Alex Smart is offline
Alter Hase
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Great Britain
Posts: 3,283
Alex Smart is on a distinguished road
Re: Missions Flown by the 456th BG?

https://web.archive.org/web/20020810.../misn_207.html
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 5th September 2019, 20:26
JohanSWE JohanSWE is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Sweden
Posts: 21
JohanSWE is on a distinguished road
Re: Missions Flown by the 456th BG?

There is a book: 456th Bomb Group: 1943-Steed's Flying Colts-1945
that has all the missions, datums and targets.
I wonder if anyone might have that book to PM me the mission list if possible or maybe able to post the missions here?



All help is very grateful.
JohanSWE
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 5th September 2019, 22:35
Alex Smart Alex Smart is offline
Alter Hase
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Great Britain
Posts: 3,283
Alex Smart is on a distinguished road
Re: Missions Flown by the 456th BG?

The last combat loss in the group occurred on April 25, 1945, at Linz, Austria. The following day, while General of the Army Henry H. Arnold, commanding general of the USAAF, was visiting the base, the 456th flew its last mission of the war against a transportation depot at Tarvisio, Italy, and scored a bombing accuracy of 100%,

In February, 1945, the 456th began flying two missions per day, termed Red and Blue.

So safe to say that
Mission 247 - 25 April - Linz, Austria.
Mission 248 - 26 April - target - Tarvisio transportation depot.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 6th September 2019, 14:31
HGabor HGabor is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 842
HGabor will become famous soon enough
Re: Missions Flown by the 456th BG?

Any way to get the 456 BG a/c list, flying the July 2, 1944 Budapest mission?
S/N & pilot?

Gabor
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 6th September 2019, 16:26
Alex Smart Alex Smart is offline
Alter Hase
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Great Britain
Posts: 3,283
Alex Smart is on a distinguished road
Re: Missions Flown by the 456th BG?

Hello Gabor,

Take a look at these MACR's. They may give something about other a/c or crew names (is witnesses ).

July,2nd 1944
Mission 77
Budapest, Hungary.
Shell Oil Refinery

440702 B-24 42-52295 456 HUNGARY 6438
440702 B-24 42-51077 456. HUNGARY 6439
440702 B-24 42-99799 456 HUNGARY 6440
440702 B-24 42-64487 456 HUNGARY 6441
440702 B-24 41-28947 456 HUNGARY 6442
440702 B-24 42-78072 456 HUNGARY 6445

Alex
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 6th September 2019, 17:05
HGabor HGabor is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 842
HGabor will become famous soon enough
Re: Missions Flown by the 456th BG?

Thanks Alex, great idea!
Gabor
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
456th bg

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Georg-Peter Eder Jet ace confirmation? Johannes Luftwaffe and Axis Air Forces 49 7th January 2019 21:24
Missions flown by KG(J) 6 Juri_JS Luftwaffe and Axis Air Forces 19 6th June 2010 20:32
56th FG Ace Combat Missions Flown? Schillingsacres Allied and Soviet Air Forces 3 30th March 2010 04:10
29 may 1944, 15 AF raid to Austria - need help. Evgeny Velichko Allied and Soviet Air Forces 21 28th August 2009 10:49
Airpower summary Pilot Post-WW2 Military and Naval Aviation 0 23rd February 2007 15:11


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 03:02.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©2004 - 2018, 12oclockhigh.net