461st plaque

461st Bombardment Group (H)

April 1944 May 1944 June 1944 July 1944 August 1944 September 1944 October 1944 November 1944 December 1944 January 1945 February 1945 March 1945 April 1945 May 1945

May 1945

Training Mission

6 May 1945

This was a training mission flown on 6 May 1945.  The target was a coordinate and no bombs were carried.

Poop Sheet



Supply Mission

9 May 1945

Spittal, Austria

This was a supply mission flown on 9 May 1945 to a prison camp located in Spittal, Austria.  This was an all-volunteer mission.

28 aircraft airborne; 26 aircraft carried rations; 2 aircraft carried medical suppies; 12 cans of 42 rations per can or a total of 13,104 rations and 22 cans of medical suppies were dropped over the camp.

Poop Sheet


Supply Mission

10 May 1945

Wolfberg POW Camp, Austria

This was a supply mission flown on 10 May 1945 to a prison camp.  Location unknown.  This was an all-volunteer mission.

24 aircraft airborne; 23 aircraft carried 12 cans per aircraft; 1 aircraft carried 7 cans only; 42 rations per can, or a total of 11,886 rations dropped over the camp.

Poop Sheet



Supply Mission

11 May 1945

Spittal and Wolfberg POW Camps, Austria

This was a supply mission flown on 11 May 1945 to a prison camp located in Spittal and Wolfberg POW Camps, Austria.  This was an all-volunteer mission.

Supplies dropped today were composed of units (a list of supplies contained in each unit will be forwarded with the next report). Six (6) aircraft dropped a total of five (5) units; 3 aircraft dropped over Spittal, and 3 aircraft dropped over Woldberg.



Supply Mission

12 May 1945

Spittal and Wolfberg POW Camps, Austria

This was a supply mission flown on 12 May 1945 to a prison camp located in Spittal and Wolfberg POW Camps, Austria.  This was an all-volunteer mission.

Eight (8) aircraft carried a total of five (5) units. Four (4) aircraft dropped over Spittal and four (4) aircraft dropped over Wolfberg. A list of the supplies contained in a unit is forthcoming.



Supply Mission

13 May 1945

Spittal and Wolfberg POW Camps, Austria

This was a supply mission flown on 13 May 1945 to a prison camp located in Spittal and Wolfberg POW Camps, Austria.  This was an all-volunteer mission.

Eight (8) aircraft carried a total of five (5) units. Four (4) aircraft dropped over Spittal and four (4) aircraft dropped over Wolfberg. Composition of a unit is given on attached supplement.



Supply Mission

15 May 1945

Spittal and Wolfberg POW Camps, Austria

This was a supply mission flown on 15 May 1945 to a prison camp located in Spittal and Wolfberg POW Camps, Austria.  This was an all-volunteer mission.

Eight (8) aircraft carried a total of five (5) units. Four (4) aircraft dropped over Spittal and four (4) aircraft dropped over Wolfberg.



The following commodities compose the load carried on supply missions 11, 12 and 13 May 1945.
Commodity Packages Net Gross
Meat Dah. 2 x 36 180 lbs 242 lbs
Meat Pres. 3 x 36    
Potatoes Dah. 4 x 48 112 lbs 148 lbs
Cheese 1 x 45 45 lbs 59 lbs
Margarine 2 x 24 80 lbs 100 lbs
  1 x 32    
Cheese 1 x 45 45 lbs 59 lbs
Bacon 2 x 36 78 lbs 105 lbs
  1 x 6    
Beans 1 x 30 30 lbs 34 lbs
Peas 2 x 30 60 lbs 69 lbs
Salt 1 x 25 25 lbs 29 lbs
Egg powder 1 x 18 18 lbs 20 lbs
Flour 12 x 31 372 lbs 416 lbs
Yeast 1 x 10 10 lbs 13 lbs
Mustard & Pepper 1 x 1 1/2 1 1/2 lbs 3 lbs
Tea 1 x 18 18 lbs 21 lbs
Sugar 2 x 42 84 lbs 95 lbs
Total: 39 packages 1155 1/2 lbs 1417 lbs
The total of these items constitute one (1) section and four (4) sections equals one (1) unit.  Thus 4 x 1417 lbs equals 5668 lbs., the total weight of one (1) unit.

Wolfsberg Stalag 18A Map

Courtesy of Scott Follansbee

Map of Wolfsberg Stalag 18A

Wolfsberg Stalag 18A photo

Courtesy of Scott Follansbee

Photo of Wolfsberg Stalag 18A

Wolfsberg Stalag 18A photo

Courtesy of Scott Follansbee

Photo of Wolfsberg Stalag 18A