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Narrative - Official Air Force Mission Description

Mission 488: 7 of 7 B-17s drop leaflets on Bremen, Hamburg and Kiel, Germany; 1 B-17s is damaged. Escort is provided by 27 of 34 P-51s; 2 P-51s are damaged beyond repair; 1 airman is KIA.

Mission 489: 7 of 7 B-17s drop leaflets in France and the Netherlands during the night. 44 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

306BG Mission Reportsource: 306th Bombardment Group website www.306bg.org/

Non-Combat Accident Reports

Aircraft: B-17G (#42-97201).
Organization: 547BS / 384BG of Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire.
Pilot: Hale, Charles E.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Grafton Underwood England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: P-38J (#42-67285).
Organization: / 20FG of Kings Cliffe, Northamptonshire.
Pilot: Rudd, Edward G.
Notes: landing accident due to engine failure.
Location: Meir Fld/Stoke-on-Trent England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: P-38J (#42-67707).
Organization: 310FRS / 27ATG of Warton, Lancashire.
Pilot: Inman, Kenneth L.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Burtonwood, Lancashire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: P-51B (#43-12416).
Organization: 555FTS / 496FTG of Goxhill, Lincolnshire.
Pilot: Murray, Richard F.
Notes: killed in a crash.
Location: Barton-on-Humber/2 1/2mi England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: P-51B7 (#43-6593).
Organization: 487FS / 352FG of Bodney, Norfolk.
Pilot: Draftz, Robert C.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Bodney, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: P-51B7 (#43-6719).
Organization: 334FS / 4FG of Debden, Essex.
Pilot: Cox, Lynd J.
Notes: mechanical failure.
Location: Debden, Essex England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: P-51C10 (#42-103781).
Organization: 334FS / 4FG of Debden, Essex.
Pilot: Ayers, James W.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: RNAS Charlton Horethorne England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: P-51D5 (#44-13352).
Organization: 334FS / 4FG of Debden, Essex.
Pilot: Gillette, Willard G.
Notes: mid air collision.
Location: Debden, Essex England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: P-51D5 (#44-13641).
Organization: 335FS / 4FG of Debden, Essex.
Pilot: Kingham, Lloyd G.
Notes: killed in a crash.
Location: Littlebury/ 2mi W England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: P-51D5 (#44-13732).
Organization: 334FS / 4FG of Debden, Essex.
Pilot: Brown, Carl F.
Notes: mid air collision.
Location: Debden, Essex England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/

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

Mission "8th AF 489"
Night leaflet operation; July 22/23, 1944
July 22, 1944

Primary source for mission statistics: Mighty Eighth War Diary by Roger A. Freeman
 
Aircraft
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
760.00-0-00-0-00-0-00-0-01 aircraft returned due to mechanical problems
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Mission Targets

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CREANCES, FRANCE
Leaflet drop
LE BUISSON, FRANCE
Leaflet drop
LA FEUILLIE, FRANCE
Leaflet drop
PERIERS, FRANCE
Leaflet drop
LA CHAPELLE-EN-JUGER, FRANCE
Leaflet drop
LOZON, FRANCE
Leaflet drop
HUBERTANT, FRANCE
Leaflet drop
FEUGERES, FRANCE
Leaflet drop
ST. MARTIN-D'AUBIGNY, FRANCE
Leaflet drop
HAUTVILLE-LA-GUICHARD, FRANCE
Leaflet drop
LE MESNILBUS, FRANCE
Leaflet drop
ST. AUBIN-DU-PERRON, FRANCE
Leaflet drop
ST-MICHEL-DE-LA-PIERRE, FRANCE
Leaflet drop
MARIGNY, FRANCE
Leaflet drop
BAVENT, FRANCE
Leaflet drop
VARAVILLE, FRANCE
Leaflet drop
SAINT-LOUET-SUR-SEULLES, FRANCE
Leaflet drop
VILLERS-BOCAGE, FRANCE
Leaflet drop
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
Leaflet drop
LIEGE, BELGIUM
Leaflet drop
Aircraft Groups

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1ST BOMBARDMENT DIVISION
422BS
2ND BOMBARDMENT DIVISION
3RD BOMBARDMENT DIVISION
OTHER (IX AF, HQ, etc)
Aircraft Losses

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