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Narrative - Official Air Force Mission Description

Mission 635: 178 P-47s and 149 P-51s are dispatched to bomb and strafe the Hannover-Bremen-Osnabruck areas and bomb Ahlhorn Airfield and the Mannheim-Kaiserslautern area, all in Germany; they claim 6-0-1 aircraft on the ground; 1 P-51 is lost and 10 damaged; 1 pilot is MIA.

Mission 636: 7 of 9 B-17s drop leaflets in France, Germany and the Netherlands during the night.

32 B-24s and C-47s are dispatched on CARPETBAGGER missions; 1 B-24 is lost.

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

Mission Reports

Carpetbagger Casualty Report
George F Bradbury , ASN# 0-699118, Navigator; of Athens, AL: KIA - MACR 9493

Alfons A De Vries , ASN# 36420245, Engineer; of Allegan Cty, MI: KIA - MACR 9493

Carl E Lee Jr, ASN# 0-758500, Co-Pilot; of Sacremento Cty, CA: KIA - MACR 9493

James G Pirtle , ASN# 39328818, Tail Gunner; of El Reno, OK: KIA - MACR 9493

Ernest B Skwara , ASN# 0-746915, Bombardier; of Cuyahoga Cty, OH: KIA - MACR 9493

James M McLaughlin , ASN# 0-690133, Pilot; of Springfield, IL: MIA - RTD following day - friendly fire incident - MACR 9493

Henry Stec , ASN# 32832390, Radio Operator; of Brooklyn, NY: WIA - MACR 9493 - does not return to Harrington

source: The Carpetbaggers http://www.801492.org/
398th Bomb Group Mission reportsource: 398th Bomb Group web page http://www.398th.org/

Non-Combat Accident Reports

Aircraft: B-24H (#42-95361).
Organization: 787BS / 466BG of Attlebridge, Norfolk.
Pilot: Bell, Francis J.
Notes: killed in mid air collision.
Location: Bodney, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: B-24J (#42-100343).
Organization: 702BS / 445BG of Tibenham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Ott, August J.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Hethel, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: B-24J (#42-51331).
Organization: 787BS / 466BG of Attlebridge, Norfolk.
Pilot: Williams, Archibald L.
Notes: killed in mid air collision.
Location: Bodney, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: B-26B (#41-18081).
Organization: Hq / 3CCRC of Toome, Northern Ireland.
Pilot: Webber, William C.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Toome, Northern Ireland Ireland.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: Mosquito XVI (#NS635).
Organization: 653BSR / 25BGR of .
Pilot: Lee, Robert L.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Warton, Lancashire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: P-38J (#42-67701W).
Organization: 552FTS / 495FTG of Atcham, Shropshire.
Pilot: Green, Alan S.
Notes: killed in crash landing out of gas.
Location: Bayston Hill/nr Shrewsbur England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: P-47C (#41-6246W).
Organization: 551FTS / 495FTG of Atcham, Shropshire.
Pilot: Quinsi, Peter (NMI).
Notes: killed in a crash.
Location: Aran Mawddwy Mtn Wales.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: P-47C (#41-6373W).
Organization: 552FTS / 495FTG of Atcham, Shropshire.
Pilot: DeAnda, Louis (NMI).
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Atcham, Shropshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: P-47D (#42-26121).
Organization: 352FS / 353FG of Raydon, Suffolk.
Pilot: Rosatone, Anthony R.
Notes: forced landing out of gas.
Location: RAF Southend England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: P-51B (#43-12460W).
Organization: 554FTS / 496FTG of Goxhill, Lincolnshire.
Pilot: [ground crew].
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Goxhill, Lincolnshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: P-51B (#43-6570W).
Organization: 555FTS / 496FTG of Goxhill, Lincolnshire.
Pilot: [ground crew].
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Goxhill, Lincolnshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: P-51D10 (#44-14055).
Organization: 354FS / 355FG of Steeple Morden, Cambridgeshire.
Pilot: Peglar, Warren B.
Notes: crashed belly landing.
Location: RAF Manston #9 England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: P-51D5 (#44-13728).
Organization: 2SF / 355FG of Steeple Morden, Cambridgeshire.
Pilot: Burtt, William S.
Notes: killed in a crash.
Location: Leckhamsyead England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: RDB-7B (#451).
Organization: Hq / 93BG of Mendlesham, Suffolk.
Pilot: Hamlyn, Raymond E.
Notes: mid air collision.
Location: Barkston Heath/Sta 483 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 16, 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
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Mission Targets

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GERMANY / FRANCE
Reconnaissance
weather18 A/C

Escort
8 A/C
GERMANY, FRANCE, BELGIUM
Reconnaissance
weather4 A/C

Air Sea Rescue
16 A/C

Communications
radio-relay3 A/C
ATLANTIC / UK
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)