Many thanks to Mr. George Dickie (Former Editor of The 461st Liberaider) for his work in compiling the mission summaries that are posted here. The textual description of each mission is listed for each month at the left.
In addition, I've created Mission Summaries that shows a statistical summary of the missions flown by the 461st.
Some people may still have questions about the missions flown by the 461st Bombardment Group (H) so I have decided to provide some additional information here.
The 461st flew a total of 223 missions. Of these, seven were supply missions flown during September 1944 in support of General Patton's move through southern France. Of the 216 combat missions flown, 47 missions saw 813 enemy fighters.
An average of 29 bombers were dispatched on each mission with a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 43.
727 personnel were listed as Missing In Action (MIA).
123 personnel were listed as Killed In Action (KIA).
A total of 6,168 aircraft were sent over enemy territory in the 216 missions flown by the 461st. Of these, 811 were damaged. 5,521 successfully returned to base. 79 were shot down and 568 had mechanical issues and returned to base without completing the mission.
|Total Missions Flown by Country|
|Missions Flown by Target Type|
|76||Railroad marshalling yard|
|1||Small arms manufacturer|
|1||Iron ore processing plant|
|Multiple Missions to the Same Target|
|8||Moosbierbaum Oil Refinery, Austria||Oil|
|7||Supply Mission, Lyon, France||Supplies (non-combat|
|6||Graz M/Y, Austria||Railroad marshalling yard|
|5||Bucharest, Chitila M/Y, Romania||Railroad marshalling yard|
|5||Munich West M/Y, Germany||Railroad marshalling yard|
|5||Vienna Florisdorf Oil Refinery, Austria||Oil|
|4||Blechhammer South Oil Refinery, Germany||Oil|
|3||Belgrad Zemun A/D, Yugoslavia||Airfield|
|3||Vienna Vosendorf Oil Refinery, Austria||Oil|
|2||Augsburg M/Y, Germany||Railroad marshalling yard|
|2||Ferrara RR Bridge, Italy||Railroad Bridge|
|2||Genoa Gun Positions, Italy||Artillery|
|2||Giurgiu Oil Storage, Romania||Oil|
|2||Hegyeshalom M/Y, Hungary||Railroad marshalling yard|
|2||Korneuburg Oil Refinery, Austria||Oil|
|2||Linz Benzol Plant, Austria||Oil|
|2||Ora M/Y, Italy||Railroad marshalling yard|
|2||Sarajevo Ali Pasin Most M/Y, Yugoslavia||Railroad marshalling yard|
|2||Sara East RR Bridge, Belgrade, Yugoslavia||Railroad Bridge|
|2||Troop Concentrations, Luso, Italy||Enemy Troops|
|2||Troop Concentrations, near Luso, Italy||Enemy Troops|
|2||Vienna Central Repair Shops, Austria||Repair Field|
|2||Vienmna Penzinger M/Y, Austria||Railroad marshalling yard|
|2||Vienna South Station, Austria||Railroad Station|
|2||Wiener Neustadt M/Y, Austria||Railroad marshalling yard|