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Narrative - Official Air Force Mission Description

Mission 465: 6 of 6 B-17s drop leaflets in France and the Netherlands during the night. 12 B-24s fly CARPETBAGGER missions during the night.Source: THE ARMY AIR FORCES IN WORLD WAR II: COMBAT CHRONOLOGY, 1941-1945 by Carter / Mueller, the Office of Air Force History,

Mission Reports

398th Bomb Group Mission reportsource: 398th Bomb Group web page http://www.398th.org/

Non-Combat Accident Reports

Aircraft: B-17E (#41-9019).
Organization: 730BS / 452BG of Deopham Green, Norfolk.
Pilot: [parked aircraft].
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Deopham Green, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: B-17G (#42-97530*).
Organization: 858BS / of Cheddington, Buckinghamshire.
Pilot: We8il, August E.
Notes: forced landing destroyed by fire.
Location: RAF Halton England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: B-17G (#43-37631).
Organization: 730BS / 452BG of Deopham Green, Norfolk.
Pilot: Gosewich, William J.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Deopham Green, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: P-51C10 (#43-24961).
Organization: 343FS / 55FG of Wormingford, Essex.
Pilot: Brokaw, James D.
Notes: crash belly landing out of gas.
Location: Thorpe Le Soken England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/

Mission Stats (Targets, Aircraft, Casualties, etc.)

Mission "8th AF Photo Reconnaissance "
Photo recon: weather
July 10, 1944

Primary source for mission statistics: Mighty Eighth War Diary by Roger A. Freeman
 
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Sent
Aircraft
Effective
Bomb TonnageEnemy
Aircraft
X-P-D
Enemy
Aircraft
(on gnd)
X-P-D
USAAF
Aircraft
X-E-D
USAAF
Personnel
KIA-WIA-MIA
Notes
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Mission Targets

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Reconnaissance
weather4 A/C
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1ST BOMBARDMENT DIVISION
2ND BOMBARDMENT DIVISION
3RD BOMBARDMENT DIVISION
OTHER (IX AF, HQ, etc)
802nd Reconnaissance Group
Aircraft Losses

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1ST BOMBARDMENT DIVISION
2ND BOMBARDMENT DIVISION
3RD BOMBARDMENT DIVISION
OTHER (IX AF, HQ, etc)