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Old 7th December 2018, 20:58
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Re: 8th/9th Air Force air strike (02.02.1945)

Hi Nick and RSwank, thanks for your posts, especially for the time infos and the sources for further research to the 373rd Fighter group.

I'll send a request to the archive and will ask for the mission report from 02.02.1945.

Many thanks for your help!
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Re: 8th/9th Air Force air strike (02.02.1945)

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Nick, thanks for posting the time info. So as I now understand it, for much of the war both Germany and England were switching between GMT +1 and GMT +2 but often doing so on different dates. So there would be "short" periods when their times would be an hour different but outside of those periods they would have the "same" time. Is that correct or am I still confused?
The times used on each side did sometimes coincide.
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Re: 8th/9th Air Force air strike (02.02.1945)

Hi Benjamin,

the mission of 13.15/15.20 reported by Host was carried out by 12 P.47s of 411st squadron (but, apparently, a P.47 aborted due to oxygen leak and was escorted back by another P.47. The two aircraft jettisoned their bombs armed at F3118).
The squadron went on armed recce in the Koblenz area.TOT 13.45/15.00.

8 bombs were dropped on marshalling yard at L8297 (2 direct hits and 6 near misses): 2 box cars were claimed destroyed and 1 railroad cut.
4 bombs were dropped on warehause at L755996 and the target was claimed damaged.
4 bombs were dropped on marshalling yard at L540811; 3 box cars were claimed damaged and 1 Railroad cut.
4 bombs were dropped on marshalling yard at L575815 and also strafed; 6 box cars were claimed damaged.

1P47 was damaged by Flak - Cat "A".

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Re: 8th/9th Air Force air strike (02.02.1945)

Hi Marco,

thanks for the interesting information!! Could you please tell me your source/ where you found these facts?

Probably the 411th Fighter squadron of zur 373rd Fighter group was responsible for the attack. The Information about the localities, bombs and damages were also very interesting. I have checked the history of Kaisersesch (L575815) and there is no evidence/suggestion for a Fighter Attack at February 2, 1945... But for Urmersbach (L5784). At this date and time the rail road (+ marshalling yard) and SS-trucks were attacked and the village was strafed. But older People told ne that more bombs than 4 bombs were dropped.

Therefore I think the last attack could be was at Urmersbach.

Thanks for your helpful message!
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