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Narrative - Official Air Force Mission Description

Mission 496: Of 192 P-47s, 93 attack the St. Just marshaling yards and 40 attack Givet fuel dump in France; 1 P-47 is lost (pilot is MIA) and 10 damaged.

Mission 497: 7 of 7 B-17s drop leaflets in France during the night. 9 B-24s fly CARPETBAGGER missions.

Source: THE ARMY AIR FORCES IN WORLD WAR II: COMBAT CHRONOLOGY, 1941-1945 by Carter / Mueller, the Office of Air Force History,

Mission Reports

Non-Combat Accident Reports

Aircraft: B-17F (#42-39760).
Organization: 838BS / 487BG of Lavenham, Suffolk.
Pilot: Hutcheson, Clayton L.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Lavenham, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: B-17F (#42-39848).
Organization: 838BS / 487BG of Lavenham, Suffolk.
Pilot: [parked aircraft].
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Lavenham, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: B-17G (#42-102533).
Organization: 603BS / 398BG of Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire.
Pilot: Newman, Herbert H.
Notes: take off accident.
Location: Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: B-17G (#42-31158).
Organization: 368BS / 306BG of Thurleigh, Bedfordshire.
Pilot: Denny, Robert R.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Thurleigh, Bedfordshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: B-17G (#43-37615).
Organization: 368BS / 306BG of Thurleigh, Bedfordshire.
Pilot: Dryar, Henry A.
Notes: landing accident destroyed by fire.
Location: Thurleigh, Bedfordshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: B-24D (#41-23683W).
Organization: 566BS / 389BG of Hethel, Norfolk.
Pilot: Bertelson, Robert E.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: RAF Manston #9 England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: P-51B (#43-12214W).
Organization: 555FTS / 496FTG of Goxhill, Lincolnshire.
Pilot: Daniel, John D.
Notes: bailed out due to mid air collision.
Location: River Humber/Tideway England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: P-51B (#43-6503).
Organization: 555FTS / 496FTG of Goxhill, Lincolnshire.
Pilot: Alison, Denis J.
Notes: mid air collision with resulting belly landing.
Location: Goxhill, Lincolnshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: P-51D5 (#44-13589).
Organization: / 355FG of Steeple Morden, Cambridgeshire.
Pilot: Bennett, Richard T.
Notes: killed in crash due to engine failure.
Location: Walberswick England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/

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

Mission "8th AF Photo Reconnaissance "
Photo recon; weather
July 26, 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
990.00-0-00-0-00-0-00-0-0
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Mission Targets

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FRANCE
Reconnaissance
weather2 A/C
FRANCE / GERMANY
Reconnaissance
photo5 A/C
ATLANTIC / UK
Reconnaissance
weather2 A/C
Aircraft Groups

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1ST BOMBARDMENT DIVISION
2ND BOMBARDMENT DIVISION
3RD BOMBARDMENT DIVISION
OTHER (IX AF, HQ, etc)
7th Photographic Group (Recon)
802nd Reconnaissance Group
Aircraft Losses

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