15th AAF Bomb Group mission lists

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  1. Milos

    Milos Member

    Hello,

    For purpose of researching of Allied bombing of Yugoslavia, I need mission lists of several 15th AAF bombing groups:
    - 97BG
    - 99BG
    - 483BG

    - 98BG
    - 451BG
    - 454BG
    - 456BG
    - (461BG - got data on this topic)

    Data needed are date and target, number of planes and tonnage dropped is desirable.
    For other BGs I have managed to find lists.

    I have Davis' book 'Bombing European Axis Powers', and additional xls documents, which are excellent starting point for research.
    Unfortunately, some of the mission reports are located in 15 AAF archives, and others are in local BG archives, so I need first to make detailed chart with each bomb group missions, before searching for reports.

    Any help is appreciated.

    Greetings,
     
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2017
  2. BMBazooka

    BMBazooka Active Member

    Did you miss the 460th BG or do you have their mission list already?
    More information are in the Bohnstedt papers at Florida State University, Tallahassee.
     
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  3. Milos

    Milos Member

    I have missions list for entire 55th Bomb wing, incl 460bg.
     
  4. tothfzs

    tothfzs Member

  5. Milos

    Milos Member

    Thank you!
     
  6. Milos

    Milos Member

    I have found short mission lists for those BG in book "5th Bomb Wing Aircraft".

    So I am looking for those BG mission lists:
    - 98BG
    - 451BG
    - 454BG
    - 456BG
     
  7. mcoffee

    mcoffee Member

  8. AACS45

    AACS45 New Member

  9. ian ford

    ian ford New Member

    Miles
    Are you looking for complete mission lists or just those to yugoslavia.?
     
  10. Milos

    Milos Member

    Hello Ian,
    Just Yugoslavia.

    I have analyzed some mission lists I found, and noticed that in so.e cases lists were not accurate, and i could not get even near to data from Davis book. After that I realized that I must find betterdata
     
  11. ian ford

    ian ford New Member

    Hi Milos
    May be able to help with a couple of groups on your list. Have to look tommorrow. Try the link and see if you can get a cheap copy. Mission lists are notoriously inaccurate. Sometimes they only record original target not what actually was bombed. The book below is good at clearing things up, really expensive now though.
    Will sort out the lists I can tommorrow
    Ian Ford
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/kindle-dbs... A. Mahoney&searchAlias=books&asin=B00DWX8WEI
     
  12. ian ford

    ian ford New Member

    Hi Milos
    took a day longer than i thought, below is the missions of the 98th. 451st, 454th and 456th bomb groups to Yugoslavia from their mission lists, i have not had time to check the
    spellings of place names sorry. As i said before, mission lists are notoriously unreliable so targets attacked may have been differrent. if its a specific day your after i can look it
    up in the book fifteenth air force against the axis for you
    I hope it is of use
    Ian Ford
    98th BOMB GROUP

    14TH JUNE 1944 SISAK, SHELL OIL REFINARY

    30TH JUNE 1944 ZAGREB, AIR DEPOT

    7TH JULY 1944 ZAGREB, AIR DEPOT

    7TH AUGUST 1944 NOVI SAD, OIL TANKS

    24TH AUGUST 1944 VINKOVICI, MARSHALLING YARDS

    30TH AUGUST 1944 CAPRIJA, RAILROAD BRIDGE

    1ST SEPTEMBER 1944 MITROVICA, RAILROAD BRIDGE

    2ND SEPTEMBER 1944 KRIJEVO, RAILROAD BRIDGE

    6TH SEPTEMBER 1944 LESKOVAC, TROOP CONCENTRATIONS

    8TH SEPTEMBER 1944 NIS, MARSHALLING YARDS

    19TH SEPTEMBER 1944 MITROVICA, RAILROAD BRIDGE

    14TH OCTOBER 1944 MARIBOR, SOUTH MARSHALLING YARDS

    31ST OCTOBER 1944 PODGORICA, TROOP CONCENTRATIONS

    6TH NOVEMBER 1944 SARAJEVO, ALI PASI MOST MARSHALLING YARDS

    8TH NOVEMBER 1944 NOVI PAZAR & MITROVICA, TROOP CONCENTRATIONS

    20TH NOVEMBER 1944 ZENICA, RAIL ROAD BRIDGE

    21ST NOVEMBER 1944 ZENICA, RAIL ROAD BRIDGE

    23RD NOVEMBER 1944 BROD/SAVA, RAIL ROAD BRIDGE

    19TH JANUARY 1945 ZAGREB, EAST MARSHALLING YARDS

    4TH MARCH 1945 ZAGREB, EAST MARSHALLING YARDS

    9TH MARCH 1945 MARIBOR, LOCAMOTIVE DEPOT

    14TH MARCH 1945 VARZDIN, MARSHALLING YARDS

    5TH APRIL 1945 DRAVOGRAD, RAILROAD BRIDGE


    451ST BOMB GROUP

    12TH APRIL 1944 ZAGREB, MARSHALLING YARDS

    17TH APRIL 1944 BELGRADE, ZUMIN MARSHALLING YARD

    18TH AUGUST 1944 ALIBRUNAR, AIRFIELD

    2ND SEPTEMBER 1944 MITROVICA, RAILROAD BRIDGE

    5TH SEPTEMBER 1944 BELGRADE, SAVA EAST RAILROAD BRIDGE

    6TH SEPTEMBER 1944 BELGRADE, SAVA EAST RAILROAD BRIDGE

    31ST OCTOBER 1944 PODGORICA, TROOP CONCENTRATIONS

    7TH NOVEMBER 1944 SARAJEVO, MARSHALLING YARDS

    19TH NOVEMBER 1944 MARIBOR, MARSHALLING YARDS

    21ST NOVEMBER 1944 NOVI PASAR, TROOP CONCENTRATIONS

    6TH DECEMBER 1944 MARIBOR, MARSHALLING YARDS

    5TH JANUARY 1945 ZAGREB, RAILROAD INSTALLATIONS

    19TH JANUARY 1945 BROD, RAILROAD BRIDGE

    13TH FEBRUARY 1945 MARIBOR, MARSHALLING YARDS

    26TH FEBRUARY 1945 SISAG,CAPRAG OIL REFINARY



    454TH BOMB GROUP

    22ND FEBRUARY 1944 SIBENIK, HARBOUR

    29TH MAY 1944 BOSNOVIK, TROOP CONCENTRATIONS

    29TH MAY 1944 KNIN, TROOP CONCENTRATIONS

    3RD JUNE 1944 OMIS, TOWN

    2ND SEPTEMBER 1944 NIS, SOUTH MARSHALLING YARDS

    6TH SEPTEMBER 1944 NOVI SAD, MARSHALLING YARDS

    8TH SEPTEMBER 1944 BELGRADE, SAVA RAILROAD BRIDGE

    5TH NOVEMBER 1944 MITROVICA, TROOP CONCENTRATIONS

    7TH NOVEMBER 1944 NOVI PAZAR, TROOP CONCENTRATIONS

    16TH NOVEMBER 1944 VISEGRAD, TROOP CONCENTRATIONS

    19TH JANUARY 1945 BROD, ROAD BRIDGE

    13TH FEBRUARY 1945 MARIBOR, SOUTH MARSHALLING YARDS

    1ST MARCH 1945 JESENICE, MARSHALLING YARDS



    456TH BOMB GROUP

    15TH APRIL 1944 NIS, MARSHALLING YARDS

    29TH MAY 1944 ZEGER & ZAVALJE, TROOP CONCENTRATIONS

    29TH MAY 1944 DRVAR, TROOP CONCENTRATIONS

    23RD JUNE 1944 NIS, MARSHALLING YARDS (ALTERNATE TARGET)

    2ND SEPTEMBER1944 NIS, MARSHALLING YARDS

    6TH SEPTEMBER 1944 NOVI SAD, MARSHALLING YARDS

    5TH NOVEMBER 1944 MITROVICA, TROOP CONCENTRATIONS

    7TH NOVEMBER 1944 PRIJEPOLJE, TROOP CONCENTRATIONS

    16TH NOVEMBER 1944 VISEGRAD, TROOP CONCENTRATIONS

    17TH NOVEMBER 1944 MARIBOR, SOUTH MARSHALLING YARDS

    19TH JANUARY 1945 BROD, ROAD BRIDGE

    13TH FEBRUARY 1945 MARIBOR, SOUTH MARSHALLING YARDS

    21ST FEBRUARY 1945 SOPORON, TARGET OF OPPORTUNITY

    1ST MARCH 1945 MARIBOR, NORTH MARSHALLING YARDS
     
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  13. Milos

    Milos Member

    Hello Ian,

    thank you very much for lists.

    I have Mahoney's book "15th against Axis", as well as Davis' book "Bombing European Axis powers".
    They are good, but in some cases I want to go into more details.
    I have obtained some dozen rolls from AFHRA with 15th and individual bomb group reports.
    But those reports are scattered across several hundreds rolls.

    That is why I need to create a list of missions over Yugoslavia, with separate BG targets.
    Therefore I could narrow list to several rolls where reports from particular action are located.
     
  14. tothfzs

    tothfzs Member

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