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Narrative - Official Air Force Mission Description

Mission 632: As part of Operation FRANTIC, 110 B-17s are dispatched to drop supplies to Warsaw patriots and then proceed to bases in the USSR; a weather front is encountered over the North Sea and the bombers are recalled. Escort is provided by 149 of 156 P-51s; 2 P-51s collide in a cloud and are lost.

Three Fighter Wings and the 15 Fighter Groups are reassigned from the VIII Fighter Command to the three Bombardment Divisions as follows:

1st Bombardment Division: 67th Fighter Wing: 20th, 352d, 356th, 359th and 364th Fighter Groups

2d Bombardment Division: 65th Fighter Wing: 4th, 56th, 355th, 361st and 479th Fighter Groups

3d Bombardment Division: 66th Fighter Wing: 55th, 78th, 339th, 353d and 357th Fighter Groups

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: P-38J (#43-28479).
Organization: 22PRS / 7PRG of Mount Farm, Oxfordshire.
Pilot: Quiggins, Richard S.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: RAF Foulsham England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: P-47C (#41-6178W).
Organization: 552FTS / 495FTG of Atcham, Shropshire.
Pilot: Belfort, Herbert C.
Notes: killed in a crash.
Location: Leicester England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: P-51B (#42-106448W).
Organization: 555FTS / 496FTG of Goxhill, Lincolnshire.
Pilot: Kissel, William F.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Goxhill, Lincolnshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/

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

Mission "Other Operations"
Photo recon; Weather; ; Radio Relays
September 15, 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
13130.00-0-00-0-00-0-00-0-0
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Mission Targets

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GERMANY
Reconnaissance
photo2 A/C
GERMANY
Reconnaissance
weather2 A/C

Air Sea Rescue
2 A/C

Communications
radio-relay2 A/C
BREST FRANCE
Reconnaissance
weather1 A/C
ATLANTIC / UK
Reconnaissance
weather2 A/C

Reconnaissance
weather2 A/C
Aircraft Groups

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1ST BOMBARDMENT DIVISION
25BG
2ND BOMBARDMENT DIVISION
3RD BOMBARDMENT DIVISION
OTHER (IX AF, HQ, etc)
7th Photographic Group (Recon)
5th Emergency Rescue Squadron
Aircraft Losses

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