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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 "8th AF "
Night Leaflet Operation, Sept 15/16 1944
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
1080.00-0-00-0-00-0-00-0-0
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Mission Targets

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BREST, FRANCE
Leaflet drop
CROZON, FRANCE
Leaflet drop
LEEUWARDEN, NETHERLANDS
Leaflet drop
GRONINGEN, GERMANY
Leaflet drop
DELFZYL, NETHERLANDS
Leaflet drop
LORIENT, FRANCE
Leaflet drop
ST. NAZAIRE, FRANCE
Leaflet drop
BITBURG, GERMANY
Leaflet drop
TRIER, GERMANY
Leaflet drop
MERZIG, GERMANY
Leaflet drop
BLANKENHEIM, GERMANY
Leaflet drop
PRUM, GERMANY
Leaflet drop
METZ, FRANCE
Leaflet drop
HAN-SUR-NIED, FRANCE
Leaflet drop
CHATEAU-SALINS, FRANCE
Leaflet drop
SAARLAUTERN, GERMANY
Leaflet drop
SAARBRUCKEN, GERMANY
Leaflet drop
SAAREGUEMINES, GERMANY
Leaflet drop
SAINT-AVOLD, FRANCE
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)