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Narrative - Official Air Force Mission Description

The VIII Air Force Services Command selects Honington and Watton, England as sites for Bomber Command advance depots; the site for the VIII Fighter Command awaits a final settlement of question of location and mission of the Fighter Command.Source: THE ARMY AIR FORCES IN WORLD WAR II: COMBAT CHRONOLOGY, 1941-1945 by Carter / Mueller, the Office of Air Force History,

Mission Reports

Notes: Dieppe and Le Touquet

Non-Combat Accident Reports

Aircraft: C-47 (#41-7774).
Organization: 28TCSq / 60TCGp of Aldermaston, Berkshire.
Pilot: West, Morris A.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Aldermaston, Berkshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: Spitfire Vb (#BL-660).
Organization: 307FS / 31FG of Merston, Sussex.
Pilot: White, Edward T.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: RAF Merston, Sussex, England England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/

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

Mission "8th AF Fighter Command"
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September 16, 1942

Notes: Dieppe and Le Touquet

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
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Mission Targets

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1ST BOMBARDMENT DIVISION
2ND BOMBARDMENT DIVISION
3RD BOMBARDMENT DIVISION
OTHER (IX AF, HQ, etc)
1st Fighter Group
Aircraft Losses

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